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Architecture Sat Jul 26 2008

Howard Station Renovation

While the CTA struggles with an outdated train system, at least their stations don't look it. In addition to the Grand Red Line station and several Brown Line stations, the Howard Street Station's new modern self has almost been completed. The platform maintains the warm, massive industrial feel experienced at other newly renovated stations such as the Chicago, Brown line. The entryway, however, possesses clean lines with a cool glass and aluminium panelled facade. In addition, the new entryway hugs the sidewalk and creates the strong, well-scaled streetwall that is so valuable in creating a functioning city street. Regardless, the true achievement is turning a dingy, urine-stentched building into a modern transporation terminal that transit-nerds so greatly admire in Asia and Europe.

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(Photo by Graham Garfield via www.chicago-l.org)

For pictures and detailed info, check out www.chicago-l.org's webpage on the station.

 
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