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Artist: Michael R. Whitehead      

Market Center Station

      Location: Harry Hines Boulevard and Vagas Street

Simplicity reigns at Market Center Station, with circular shapes dominating the landscape. The concept is based on a painting by station artist Michael R. Whitehead entitled "Good Manners When Addressing Clouds." The idea is also inspired by the plastic template tool that architects, artists and designers use to draw circles.

From the platform and the columns to the paving and the fencing, the station's clean white and gray color palette reflects simplicity. A concrete retaining wall showcases several different styles of circles, as does a staircase leading to the station platform. The windscreens feature a colorful work by Whitehead. Using bright yellows and oranges, the windscreen art brings a smile to riders waiting on the platform. Landscaping also uses circular shapes and arcs of greenery to continue the circular theme.

The end result is a thoughtful, contemplative station environment


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