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The Metropolitan Planning Council wants ideas on how to transform underused space at Union Station, including the Great Hall.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

The Metropolitan Planning Council is seeking ideas for creative open space inside and outside Union Station.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

The area outside Union Station along the Chicago River is among three locations in a contest to create vibrant activity areas in Union Station.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Dave Dvorak/ddvorak@dailyherald.com The Metropolitan Planning Council wants ideas on how to transform underused space at Union Station, including the Great Hall.

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Who could imagine Union Station as a fun place to spend some time? You, according to the Metropolitan Planning Council. The MPC is holding a contest for the two best ideas to breathe new life into the old station. Who could imagine Union Station as a fun place to spend some time? You, according to the Metropolitan Planning Council. The MPC is holding a contest for the two best ideas to breathe new life into the old station.
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    • The Metropolitan Planning Council wants ideas on how to transform underused space at Union Station, including the Great Hall.
    • The Metropolitan Planning Council is seeking ideas for creative open space inside and outside Union Station.
    • The area outside Union Station along the Chicago River is among three locations in a contest to create vibrant activity areas in Union Station.
    • Dave Dvorak/ddvorak@dailyherald.com The Metropolitan Planning Council wants ideas on how to transform underused space at Union Station, including the Great Hall.
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