Tunneling through time
Cityplace is DART's only subway station, situated 120 feet below ground level. Artist Bob Barsamian created an evolution-themed design with each of the three station levels representing a layer of geological and human history.
Tile work by the entrance escalators symbolizes geological strata and fossils uncovered during construction, while the mezzanine floor tiles display neighborhood children's art, depicting what they want to be when they evolve into adults.
The descent between the mezzanine and platform levels features five Native American pictographs, and platform floors depict tribal artifacts unearthed during construction. Station walls reference ancient fossils and a collage of African American artifacts found in the nearby Freedmen's Cemetery, while tile art along the track walls pays respect to the evolution of rail transportation.
Design Artist: Bob Barsamian
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