Re-View was selected to restore the historic wood and steel windows. Our field carpenters restored the wood frames onsite by using a combination of restoration epoxies and replica replacement parts for sills and brickmold. They installed replicated wood window sash that had insulated glazing installed. Replicas were used because the existing sash were in poor condition.
Our craftsmen restored the monumental steel windows onsite by using needle scaling guns to remove failed finishes and rust. Every inch of the steel frames were treated and restored in the field. We then applied rust-inhibiting primers, intermediate coats, and finish coats of paint in a custom color. All glass was re-glazed for a water-tight seal.
The Union Station project proved that Re-View had the resources to manage a very large historic project that involved steel restoration, wood restoration, and custom window fabrication. We pulled everything together and became known for single source responsibility on historic window projects.
History of Kansas City’s Union Station
Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri opened in 1914. At the height of its popularity, the station served an average of 700,000 people a year. Union Station made national headlines in 1933 during the Kansas City Massacre where four FBI agents were gunned down. In 1985, the station closed completely and was a public eyesore until a full scale renovation project happened in 1996.