by Donna LaMattino Pagakis.
Los Angeles Union Station
Gateway Transit Center/East Portal
Referred to as the East Portal, this modern addition to the historic station in 1995 serves as a gateway to train, subway, and bus platforms. The facade of the East Portal is a grand archway that echoes those in the 1939 station. Inside, a 90-foot high steel and glass dome soars over the lobby.