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Each station along the Blue Line not only has public art but each architectural design team included an artist.
This station was designed by Barbour LaDouceur Architects
Seitu Jones, architectural design team artist
To preserve views of Minneapolis City Hall’s front door, the station was split in two and moved to the ends of the block. Trusses of the nearby Milwaukee Depot train shed inspired the exposed beams of the station roof. Stone bases match the red granite of City Hall. The art explores participatory democracy and how people connect with one another and their government through two-dimensional images on windscreens and a pair of stone columns at ends of the platform.
Two granite columns with carved inscriptions and low-relief images of gloves, also printed images of gloves (with text) and maps on four nearby LRT shelters consisting of eight two-sided panels made of enameled glass mounted on steel
For more images, history and information about the artist, click on this link.
Interactive stainless steel boxes with audio and video stories about “weather” and “courtesy.”
Attention: Through Monday, Aug. 15:
METRO Blue Line service on the south end is unavailable due to required maintenance.
Replacement bus service is currently operating between Mall of America and Airport-Terminal 2 stations.