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Union Depot Multimodal Transit and Transportation Hub

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Overview

HGA worked in partnership with Mortenson Construction and URS Design Team to convert the historic 1923 Union Depot in downtown St. Paul into a multimodal transportation hub of the Upper Midwest.

The Depot consists of five components-the three-story Head House (three stories above grade and two stories below grade), the elevated two-story Concourse, the elevated Waiting Room, the Train Deck, and the Parking Garage below the Train Deck. All five components are historically significant. The Depot additionally connects with several major street arteries, including Kellogg Boulevard, nearby Interstates, recreational bicycle trail system, and the Mississippi River corridor one block away.

The project combines historic restoration and new construction with extensive infrastructure and civil engineering upgrades. Design details include a new main entrance along Kellogg Boulevard for train and bus passengers, new platform/ circulation structures, a refurbished grand waiting room with restored skylights (which had been closed since 1972) and Amtrak ticketing booths, and modernized train deck with public park amenities. The project also required extensive parking deck reconstruction.

sustainable design

LEED® Gold certified.

Union Depot is emblematic of an attitude toward design that views an historic building as an asset and a resource deserving of a sensitive restoration, and then calls for the new parts of the building to be modern, to highlight the original without reducing it. Union Depot's sharp contrast between old and new, traditional and modern...makes it a very complete, very appealing project.
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