National Geographic : 1915 Mar
THE UNION STATION (RIGHT) AND THE WASHINGTON POST OFFICE (LEFT) Covering an area of nearly six acres, the Union Station is still more conspicuous for its beauty than foritssize. An army of50,000 men could find standing room in the great concourse. The beautiful Capitol Park is to extend to the station's veiy portals,and the Capitol itself will first greet the eye of every visitor who passes out of the station's main entrance. The City Post Office was constructed as amodel for the postal service ofthe country. In every part of the mailing room, and from the room itself to the train-shed of the Union Station, thereare endless belts and conveyors designed to handle every type of matter from a special delivery letter to the largest mail bags and parcels. The clerkstherefore scarcely have tomove out oftheir tracks while on duty. Both buildings were designed by D. H . Burnham & Company.