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Hennepin Avenue Station Public Art

Each station along the Blue Line not only has public art but each architectural design team included an artist.

This station was designed by Elness Swenson Graham, architects.

The design blends the history of the Warehouse District with the emerging Entertainment District. Large tiles featuring historic photos of the Warehouse District are set in walls made of a variety of bricks that replicate nearby building facades.  Silver columns on the Hennepin Avenue side tie to the Entertainment District.  Green columns on the 1st Avenue side are reminiscent of light poles that once adorned the Warehouse District.

Untitled by Penny Rakoff and Bill McCullam

Custom tiles on the sides of five brick seating/leaning walls. Images on tiles (200 small and 10 large) are historical photos from the Minnesota Historical Society of architectural features and life of the warehouse district in the early 1900s.

Additional images, history and information about the artist.

Public Art Warehouse District