Historically, the design concepts for Cleveland downtown train station terminal have define and enclosed Cleveland’s city center. Original design concepts created obtrusive iconic structures creating physical barriers to the mall, eliminating any connection between the city and the industrialized lakefront. The design competition scheme in the grand tradition of transportation terminals, creates a soaring grand hall which announces an urban entrance and delineates a portal from the city to the waterfront. An icon of prismatic elegance for the city of Cleveland provides a dramatic framed view of the lake and a pronounced marker for the city from the water. Ample sunlight pours into all levels of the multi modal terminal and it’s connection to the convention center district. The components of the terminal are dispersed within the landscape appearing as emerging pavilions through the undulating landscape, culminating on the proposed multilevel transit hub facility merging unimpeded vehicular and pedestrian movement through the station.