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A local architect, German-born Theodore C. Link, designed the station in a mix of Romanesque styles, modeled on the walled, medieval city of Carcassone, France. A 65-foot, barrel-vaulted ceiling was the central dramatic element in the main waiting room. The station ceased to function as a train terminal in 1978 and today is a hotel, shopping, and entertainment complex.