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Union Station

Jones Lang LaSalle is the property management firm for Union Station and is responsible for all areas containing retailers in addition to the historic section of the Station and all free public events.

Since its reopening in 1988, Union Station has hosted major cultural and civic events, including: 70 major dinners and charitable benefits in the Main Hall; five Presidential Inaugural Balls; and, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s 70th Birthday dinner. In its first three years of operation, Union Station has hosted more than 1,000 events at the Columbus Club, and a variety of free concerts, art and photography exhibits and other activities. The restoration and revitalization of Union Station cost $160 million but was undertaken without any congressional appropriation.

Today, Union Station accounts for: more than 210,000 square feet of retail space, including 50,000 square feet of restaurant space; 100,000 square feet of office space, used by Amtrak for its corporate headquarters; and, 200,000 square feet of Amtrak passenger/baggage facilities and public space. Currently, they estimate that 37 million people visit the Station each year, with more than 90,000 visitors passing through Union Station’s doors daily.

CONTACT

  • address: 2 West/40 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
  • telephone: +1 (202) 289-1908
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