AIA Chicago Home Design Awards 1998 Home
Distinguished Building Award
Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center
Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center

The $86-million renovation of this passenger terminal required 4-1/2 years of construction to maintain operations for 45,000 daily commuters. The exterior of the 1910 trainshed was completely restored, with expansion joints added to accommodate structural movement caused by entering and departing trains. New steel and glass canopies offset the heavy masonry. The jury admired the canopies' elegance as well as the light-handed approach taken in restoring the street-level concourse. They also lauded the increased space and light provided on the platform level, where the original canopy was replaced with a lightweight structure that eliminated 50 percent of the columns.

Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center
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