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Science City at Union Station

MMC Contractors and our joint venture partner P1 Group, played an important role in the renovation work done on this historic landmark. MMC Contractors provided plumbing services while P1 Group provided HVAC services. Together we provided complete plumbing and HVAC services for the restoration of the entire Union Station including the addition of Science City, a recreation destination and exhibit area; restaurant spaces and an enclosed pedestrian walkway linking Union Station to the Crown Center hotel and shopping complex.

Our joint venture team acted in accordance with strict historic preservation guidelines while modernizing the facility. This was a historic $250 million restoration of Kansas City’s Union Station which was originally constructed in 1914. At 800,000 sq. ft. is the 2nd largest train station in North America, and for many years played a central role in travel to the west and where military men and women left for deployment and returned from active duty.

In 1996, four metro counties approved an historic Bi-State Tax Referendum to help fund the massive project and infuse life back into one of the jewels of Kansas City architecture. The restoration work was completed in just under two years which allowed a grand New Year’s Eve celebration at the turn of the century; 35 years since it last hosted a New Year’s Eve Party.

In 2001, the H&R Block Foundation created the Henry Wollman Bloch Fountain at Union Station as a gift to the people of Kansas City.

The 232-jet fountain produces spectacular computer-choreographed water displays in a medium between the Liberty Memorial and Union Station. The fountain was designed by Wet Design, Inc., the same fountain designer who created the world famous Bellagio Hotel & Casino fountains in Las Vegas. Wet Design also designed the Crown Center Square Fountains, renovated in 2006 by MMC Contractors.

MMC Contractors provided the plumbing installation for this beautiful fountain. MMC Contractors also provided complete plumbing and HVAC renovations to the Union Station Science City project as part of the Bi-State Imitative to renovate the country’s second largest Union Station facility.

Additional Project Information:

Square Feet: 800,000
Project Location: Kansas City, Missouri
General Contractor: J. E. Dunn
Project Owner: Union Station Assistance Corporation
Project Engineer: Smith and Boucher
Field Office: Kansas City