Home Architecture New Designs for 4 North Aspect Crimson Line CTA Stations

New Designs for 4 North Aspect Crimson Line CTA Stations






The Chicago Transit Authority’s renovation of the north aspect Crimson and Purple L continues with the discharge of design drawings for 4 stations.

February, 2021 rendering of the CTA Argyle station. (Courtesy of the City of Chicago)
February, 2021 rendering of the CTA Argyle station. (Courtesy of the Metropolis of Chicago)

The reconstruction of the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn, and Bryn Mawr stations is a part of the bigger “RPM” challenge, which includes changing six miles of century-old observe and the stations alongside it, plus the brand new prepare flyover between Belmont and Cornelia to lastly unclog that point sink of a junction.  The worth tag is roughly $2.1 billion.  

Changing the stations is lengthy overdue.  Lawrence is the youngest of the bunch, at 98 years outdated.  Argyle and Bryn Mawr are they oldest.  They had been constructed the identical yr as the primary Mannequin T Ford. 

The CTA describes the brand new station designs as “trendy, bigger, and absolutely accessible.”  We’re all for accessibility.  In spite of everything, everybody single one in all us might be disabled ultimately.  However the designs appear to tip the dimensions someplace between “secure” and “boring.”  They’re the kinds of issues that get gussied up 5 years later with a bunch of pricey public artwork as soon as individuals notice {that a} rendering is just not the identical factor as actuality, particularly as soon as a few million individuals have tromped by way of it.

Development is anticipated to start out in a few months, and wrap up in 2024.

Most Popular

Chicago’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings for 2021

Despite more than 12 months of grueling pandemic struggles, hope springs eternal: in March,...

An Architect Couple Get to Live in Their Dream Home

Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow gave their Edgewater residence a curved atrium instead of a traditional entrance foyer and hallway. Photography: James...

Recent Comments