Historic railroad stations in the United States include Grand Central Station in New York City, Chicago Union Station, Los Angeles Union Station, Philadelphia 30th Street Station and Buffalo Central Terminal. Other historic railroad stations are Ellicott City Station in Maryland, Denver Union Station and Washington, D.C. Union Station.
Grand Central Terminal was built in 1913. The main concourse is 12 stories tall with a blue and green ceiling featuring constellations that are painted backwards in gold leaf. The terminal is the busiest in the country with more than 21 million passengers each day.
Los Angeles Union Station is a large mission-style building with a wood ceiling, painted panels and a marble floor in the waiting room. It was built in 1939. Washington, D. C. Union Station, built in 1908, features a barrel-vaulted interior with 10-story coffered ceilings and offers a view of the Washington Monument. The station has anatomically correct statues of warriors. Large shields were added by officials in fear of public outcry because of the naked statues.
Denver's Union Station, opened in 1914, was closed after more than 90 years for restoration work and reopened in 2014 during the city's centennial celebration. The station's Great Hall was restored and a new metal and glass train hall was built.