Built in 1906, Seattle’s historic King Street Station was designed by the architecture firm of Reed and Stem, which also designed New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Today, the century-old transit hub has been restored to its original grandeur following a $55,000,000 renovation helmed by ZGF. We removed clumsy additions and revived historic elements, chief among them the ornamental relief that crowns the 45-foot-high waiting room.
Architectural Digest documents the LEED-Platinum historic restoration of King Street Station with photographs that highlight the structural and ornamental elements in the building’s revitalization. The image gallery reveals the transformation of the 60,000SF terminal by juxtaposing photos of ZGF’s restoration with black and white images of the building from more than a hundred years ago.