Making an eclectic statement
Art and design elements revolve around the station's name, location and platform, which is situated 40 feet below grade level at the north entrance to the subway tunnel. Six street-level columns at the entrance form 20-foot arches, each topped with a stained-glass bird. Human-sized bird tracks in the elevator floor tiles pay playful homage to the station's namesake.
Colorful tile work throughout the station is deliberately broken into pieces and set in a loose and seemingly random way, reflecting the eclectic nature of the surrounding area. The west retaining wall features randomly repeated ribbon patterns, providing a sense of movement as the train passes by. The east retaining wall includes three heavily landscaped terraces filled with shade-tolerant plants that can grow in the shadows of the wall and the mixed-use development that has sprung up around the station.
Design Artist: Pamela Nelson
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