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METRA Ogilvie Transit Center
|Official name:||Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center||Formerly:||North Western Station|
Rail terminals are utilitarian things; but they don't have to be ugly. It's obvious that the METRO Ogilvie station has seen better days. Its decorative clocks attest to a time when men in fedora hats would rush to the platforms to catch the last train out of town at night. But with the rebirth of downtown Chicago, and the clogging of the region's freeways, places like this train station are seeing new growth, too.
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The headhouse facilities incorporated into Jahn's Citigbroup Center form a functional and even rather impressive station, though of course there is now a complete stylistic disconnect between the station building and the platform are, still pretty much in its original 1911 condition.
Alan Follett - Friday, October 5th, 2012 @ 11:18am
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