So, for those who don’t know, Metro purchased Los Angeles Union Station and 40+ acres surrounding the building last year. They received qualifications from many world-renown architecture & planning firms. They shortlisted six teams (EE&K, Gruen Associates/Grimshaw Architects, IBI Group/Foster + Partners, Moore Ruble Yudell and TEN Arquitectors, NBBJ/Ingenhoven Architects, and Renzo Piano Building Workshop/Parsons Transportation Group) to take part in a competition to create a master plan for the Union Station redevelopment. The first step in the process (although apparently not considered to be a factor in the final selection) was for each of the six teams to create “vision boards” which highlight each of their concepts. These boards were presented to Metro today. See the full story here on Curbed LA, along with each of the six boards. The Metro board is planning on making their final selection on June 28, 2012. The planning process is expected to take approximately two years.
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