Architect Steve Schuster stands inside a mid-20th-century “industrial cathedral” that will become Raleigh’s Union Station. He envisions shops and restaurants and public spaces so inviting that people will go there even if they never board a train.
Architect Steve Schuster stands inside a mid-20th-century “industrial cathedral” that will become Raleigh’s Union Station. He envisions shops and restaurants and public spaces so inviting that people will go there even if they never board a train. jleonard@newsobserver.com
Architect Steve Schuster stands inside a mid-20th-century “industrial cathedral” that will become Raleigh’s Union Station. He envisions shops and restaurants and public spaces so inviting that people will go there even if they never board a train. jleonard@newsobserver.com

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