Sep 29

Public Transportation – The Ruin

Today the 16th Street train station in Oakland was open for a festival and walk-through, sponsored by Kaiser.  Before WWII this station was the center of public transportation in the East Bay, with train, streetcar and ferry connections all in one hub.  After the war, the auto companies took over parts of regional government and sabotaged public transit to force people into buses and cars.  The 16th Street station became a ruin.  It is slated to become the center of a housing development.  More pictures on Google+ here.

Main hall of the ruin of the 16th Street Train Station, Oakland