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Of the many railway buildings in Winnipeg, the crowning
glory is Union Station, which closes the vista down Broadway
with its imposing bulk and dome. Originally opened in 1911,
the building was intended by the Canadian Northern Railroad
and Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad to surpass the nearby
station of the Canadian Pacific. Winnipeg's Union Station
is a shining example of Beaux Arts architectural style.
Designed by Warren & Wetmore who were responsible for
Grand Central in New York, Union Station extends for some
350 feet along Main Street and is not quite symmetrical,
the triumphal arch entrance being offset to close the axis
of Broadway. The entrance doors are set under a projecting
decorative iron canopy. Passing through a small intermediate
space, the passenger emerges into the large central hall.