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  Discover the art along the Orange Line  

Station Artist: Phillip Shore      

Irving Convention Center Station

480 W. Northwest Hwy.
Irving, TX 75039

Columns: Playing off the design of the nearby Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, the columns use an interlocking pattern of oxidized red-brown copper much like the exterior skin of the convention center and split-faced limestone. The tongue-and-groove patterns of the two materials signify a "coming together," symbolic of what happens at conventions.

Paving: The platform carpets feature a simple, geometric design incorporating Texas pink granite, a material that is associated with many plazas and buildings in Las Colinas.

Landscape: The landscape plantings make a gesture to the land as it looked prior to development. This notion inspired the plant selection and placement. Weeping lovegrass is used at the platform for visual color and texture, and a variety of large and ornamental trees provide shade.

Windscreens: Translucent in nature, the windscreens allow the viewer to superimpose the artistic images on the surrounding scene.

"Many historic archives reference Ben Carpenter's passion and spoke to his love of the land and his desire to see Las Colinas reflect simplicity of design and quality of materials. Material elements of the convention center and Las Colinas tie the station to its surroundings."

- Phillip Shore

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