Originally Posted by japmes
Union Station as a model for 30th street?? Please, no. Improve the bathrooms, signage, platforms, connections to Center City and Univ. City and existing retail--but don't turn it into a mall with the train station as an after thought.
Thank you! I hate Union Station. 30th Street could stand to have some better retail, but it's a train station first and still looks like one. Union Station's actual station looks like a Greyhound stop.
Drop an urban shopping plaza on one of the nearby parking lots while enhancing 30th Street's retail experience. Better retail means better maintenance, but too much of it will obscure its historic uniqueness.
Whatever they do, they better not get rid of the Groundhog Day
alarm clock signboard.