Topic : station art

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[Photos] First Look at Second Avenue Subway's 96th St. Station

Rail| December 28, 2016

Features of the new 96th St. station for NYC's Second Avenue Subway, unveiled on Dec. 22, 2016, include access for the disabled, climate control to maximize customer comfort, modern computerized signage, and column-free construction for an open, airy atmosphere. The station spans three city blocks at 1,591 feet long and 57 feet wide, and was built with high-ceiling and column-free design to create an airy sense of openness.

Artwork for NYC's Second Avenue Subway stations unveiled

Rail| December 20, 2016

The largest permanent public art installation in New York history creates a new museum underground and celebrates the work of legendary artists, including large-scale portraits by Chuck Close.

Rail| December 20, 2016

[Photos] Artwork from New York City's Second Avenue Subway

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled on December 19, 2016, the largest permanent public art installation in New York State history in conjunction with the grand opening of Phase I of the Second Avenue Subway, which marks the city’s first major expansion project in more than 50 years. The "underground museum" features works by various artists, including large-scale portraits by Chuck Close of cultural figures such as Philip Glass, Lou Reed, Kara Walker and Cindy Sherman.

Rail| December 20, 2016

[Video] The Art of New York City's Second Avenue Subway

New York City's recently unveiled state-of-the-art Second Avenue Subway stations incorporate an awe-inspiring installation of public art, which creates a new museum underground and celebrates work of legendary artists, including photo-based portrait paintings by Chuck Close.

Rail| November 23, 2016

[Photos] Metro-North Railroad's Fordham Station Renewal

Metro-North's Fordham Station was completely restored with upgrades including a rebuilt northbound platform with double the capacity, a new entrance leading directly to Webster Avenue at 193rd Street and new permanent artwork. These upgrades follow the complete renovation of the historic station building on Fordham Road, which was completed in 2014.

Rail| January 20, 2016

[Photos] The Montreal Metro Project: Chris Forsyth

Montreal-based architecture photographer, Chris Forsyth developed a photo series covering the often overlooked art and architecture of Montreal’s internationally renowned metro system. His objective is to show people that beautiful architecture, art, and design is accessible and present in all spaces.

Rail| December 12, 2013

Photo exhibit gives N.Y. subway-goers cool views

Photographer Navid Baraty had his camera strapped to his wrist, as he leaned out windows, and on ledges, gaining a view that that gives a new perspective on our role as city dwellers, navigating traffic and getting around the city.
Rail| August 28, 2013

Defaced N.Y. subway 'zoetrope' installation restored

"Masstransiscope" produces an optical illusion visible to B and Q train riders who know to look out of the train windows to their right, just before the Manhattan Bridge.
Rail| May 16, 2013

Honolulu light rail announces art program

Will highlight work created by artists who have a strong understanding of and affinity for Hawaii’s history and culture. The art will be displayed at the 21 stations along the rail route and at the train control center in Waipahu.

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