The Arts
Status: Approved

Union Station - Light up the sky

Submitted By:
rallyupstl
on 12.01.12

rallyupstl

Union Station - Light up the sky

Union station is one of downtown's better architectural buildings, especially with a significant historical meaning to the city. The roof is lined with 13 strips running east to west.

While attempting to enhance the artistic significance of downtown St. Louis, and maintaining the historical integrity of the Union Station building, I am suggesting adding lights to the roof of this building. The lights could run around the exterior of each of the 13 strips which could be seen from the highway, from the sky, from the ground, and all over downtown from certain viewing areas. If an investment was made with these lights, this could generate tourists and locals to the site, which in turn could generate revenue to pay for the lights, electricity, and create jobs in the building as well. Light shows could be created as well in the future where people could pay to be inside the station during those shows. There is a parking lot east of the building with a roof that could be perfect for viewing in the evenings as well. With the arch being our main attraction for tourist, this also encourages them to travel across downtown more west. This makes them pass other businesses and expands the traveling area for these people.