Union Station, Waterbury, Connecticut:
Notable for its Italianate clocktower, Waterbury Union Station first opened in 1909. It was designed by the acclaimed architectural firm McKim, Mead & White and constructed by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. The tower, standing at 245 feet tall, was added to the building upon the request of a railroad executive wishing to replicate the Torre del Mangia in Siena, Italy, (built 1344). The clock atop Union Station as manufactured by the Seth Thomas Company, and it remains the largest in New England. The bell was installed in 1916. Adorning the tower are eight she-wolf gargoyles, symbolizing the myth of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. Presently, Waterbury Union Station functions as a stop on the Metro-North Railroad and as home to the Republican-American newspaper.
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