1981 – Union Station Salvation Begins

In April 1981 a serious leak caused a portion of the roof to collapse. Union Station was closed later that year and on December 31, 1981 President Ronald Reagan signed the Union Station Redevelopment Act, which set the basis for the building’s revival and enabled formation of the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, the not-for-profit responsible for the restoration, preservation, maintenance, and operation the station.