Friday, December 02, 2005

Union Station Roof Tile Delivery

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Photo: ALPLM Union Station Roofing Delivery

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Photo: Union Station Rehabilitation Project

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Photo: Union Station Springfield Illinois 12.01.05

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Photo: Lift Unloads Union Station New Roof Tiles

A new load of masonry roofing tiles was delivered to Union Station today. Union Station is part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Complex. The ALPLM is located in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

It was a cold December day. Strong winds combined with this season's first snow to make it one ugly day. However work continues on the Union Station Rehabilitation Project as evidenced in the photographs posted on this blog.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Union Station Beam Signing II

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Photo: Union Station Beam Signing Ceremony - Springfield, IL


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Photo: Final Beam for Clocktower Ceremony 11.29.05

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Photo: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

This post includes a few more photographs of the beam signing ceremony for the new clocktower which is being constructed for Union Station. Union Station is located in Springfield, Illinois, and is a part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Complex.

The beam signing ceremony was conducted on November 29th, 2005 on the north side of Union Station just off of Madison Ave between fifth, and sixth streets.

Congressman Ray Lahood, and Richard Norton Smith were just two of those in attendance.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Union Station Beam Signing

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Photo: Union Station Springfield, Illinois


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Photo: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Photo: Clocktower Beam Signing - November 29, 2005

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Photo: Richard Norton Smith - Beam Signing

The final steel beam was lifted into place for the new clocktower at Union Station. Union Station is part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Complex which is located in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

Various dignitaries attended the beam signing, as well as students throughout the state.

It was a very cold, and windy day. I felt sympathy for those speaking at the small podium as none of those speaking wore hats - I guess it doesn't look good on camera.

I could have walked up, and signed the beam, but I found myself overcome by my desire to photograph the event for historical purposes. Despite being surrounded by photographers, and journalist with notepads in hand I felt as a blogger I had to represent the blogging world - and so I did.

I'll post a few more photographs of the event soon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

November Falls

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Photo: Horace Mann Plaza Fall Grass

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Photo: Horace Mann Plaza Dead Butterfly Bush

November 2005 is coming to an end. This November was, for the most part a gentle fall from summer into winter. There was much beauty to capture even in the urban setting. I include two photos in this post. The first is of a patch of dormant tall grass, the second is of a butterfly bush which I posted a photograph of during the summer when it was covered in pink blossoms, and hovering bees.

Behind the butterfly bush, and across ninth street - if you can make it out - is Horace Mann East, which houses Horace Mann's IT, and MIS facility. Both photographs were taken on the east side of Horace Mann Plaza in late November 2005. Horace Mann Companies Home Office is located in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

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