Denver’s Union Station has been in the news lately as a plan for the old train station’s redevelopment as a hotel and multi-modal transit hub has been in the works. Union Station was originally built in 1881 but was destroyed by fire in 1894. It was rebuilt soon after with a large stone clocktower. In 1914 the clocktower was removed and the center section of the Station was replaced with the Beaux Arts structure seen today. For information on government’s role in the project, see this Issue Brief from the Colorado Legislative Council.