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September 18, 2005 3:01 AM

Grand opening, part 1

DATE OF EVENT: Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999 DATE PUBLISHED: Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in The Kansas City Star. Editor’s note: Eighty-five years — almost to the day — after it opened in 1914, Union Station reopened, newly renovated and housing Science City. It was the end of a project financed by a historic bistate tax, a sales tax assessed on both sides of the state line. The landmark’s darkest days were behind it, but there would be problems on the horizon for the station...

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