A VERY short barrel-vaulted concourse leading people to and from the trains at Union Station in Chicago. It would have been a much more dramatic capture had the vaulted ceiling been a little longer. Actually, what I cropped out of this image was the cornice that went around the entire Great Hall and therefore continued across this open space. Had the cornice not continued across this vaulted space, I could have stepped back another 10-15 feet.
Makes me wonder if this barrel-vaulted space is actually a space added onto the Great Hall and was not part of the original construction of Union Station. It doesn't make sense to continue the cornice across an open space. It would be like seeing the cornice continue across the window in the background.
Photo captured February 8, 2011.
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