Union Terminal Portico


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Union Terminal Portico

The portico, usually referred to today as simply "the lobby," features a barrel-vaulted ceiling and limestone-faced walls. On the portico's north end (shown in distance) was the entrance to Higbee's department store (now JACK Casino) and Cleveland Trust Co. bank (home to Brooks Brothers from the opening of Tower City Center in 1990 until the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020). The south end led to the lobby of Hotel Cleveland (now the Renaissance Hotel). From this space, pedestrians walked down a pair of descending corridors to the concourse, where they could visit shops and services on the way to board either an intercity passenger train or rapid transit line.


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