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10-28-2015, 01:09 PM
Check it out!

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Join the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture for our 4th Quarter Tour on Saturday, November 7 to learn more about the historic Union Station.

Oklahoma City Union Depot is a building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma that served as a “union station” from 1931 until 1967. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It now houses the main office of the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority.

The tour will be lead by:

Larry John Hopper, AICP: Larry Hopper is a certified planner and is experienced in economic revitalization, urban planning, transportation planning, and both bus and rail strategies. The Planning Manager for EMBARK Transit in Oklahoma City since 1999, he is now very involved in the MAPS streetcar project and the new bus rapid transit (BRT) planning for the Northwest Corridor. He was the project manager on the 2009 Alternatives Analysis (AA) leading to the 2011 streetcar route decision. Larry also managed the region’s 2005 “Fixed Guideway Transit Plan” that recommended commuter rail, streetcar, a downtown transit hub, BRT, and vastly more bus service. The Northwest BRT planning has been accelerated because in late 2014 he got OKC selected by the USDOT as one of one five cities in America to test a new health-in-corridor-planning approach.

Following the tour of Union Station we will walk over to the Skydance Bridge where architects, Hans Butzer, AIA and Ken Fitzsimmons, AIA will talk about the design of the project.

The tour will take place from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 7th. The cost to attend is $5 for Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture members and $10 for nonmembers. The cost for current Architecture Students is $5. Cost for day of the tour registration is $15 per person.

Attendees will receive an Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture water bottle.

10-28-2015, 04:22 PM

Very cool!

If you have not been in that building, this is a great opportunity to go have a look around.

It's incredibly cool with so much potential.

I may go just to see it again. It's one of my favorite places in all of OKC.

10-28-2015, 08:24 PM
It's good to hear about this and hope I can make it to the event. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the Union Station, too. We used to see my brother off to school there and as a young lad I was blown away by the long ramp that led down under the tracks. (Just for the record, and I'm sure most folks know, this is not the recently departed Union Bus Station.)