Saturday, April 12, 2014

Construction Starting On METRORail Central Station

And unfortunately it won't look like this Snohetta design.  It'll be just another standardized cookie cutter generic design of the current METRORail stations with art work added. 

Central Station's design was supposed to be selected from a competition in which five finalists  presented futuristic designs that they hoped would become the signature station of the METRORail system.  

But delays, cost overruns, the winner not being selected until September 2013 and fears that Central Station wouldn't be completed in time for the third quarter 2014 opening of the Green and Purple Lines to revenue service led METRO to scrap it last November and replace it with the generic stations platform 

The Red Line is shut down this weekend from the Downtown Transit Center to the Northline TC to begin construction of the Central Station platforms.  

But it would have been nice to see the signature Snohetta design going up.  

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