11/17/2011 8:18:00 AM
Times Union: Editorial: A new beginning at Union Station?
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There are historic buildings, and there are historic buildings. For
some, the significance takes an expert to explain. For others, it's
readily apparent. Albany's Union Station is one of those buildings that
needs no explanation.
What it needs is an occupant. And soon enough, it may get one, a pretty good one at that.
If plans by the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
come about, this railroad station-turned bank-turned- mothballed
landmark would see new life as an incubator for small technology
companies. That's good for this grand structure and for Broadway and the
rest of downtown Albany.