|CTA rehabbed Granville Red Line station (click images for larger view)|
Artwork on the CTA includes everything from, at the Brown Line Western stop, a slice of the Berlin wall . . .
published a pdf of all the artworks._
Granville stop was the first to shut down, this past June 1st, re-opening July 13th. The century-old station had already had one gut rehab back in 1980, so the latest fix was a matter of repairing and restoring concrete and masonry, cleaning, repainting, and refurbishing the platform. The end result is a bright open design, although the granite fascia - leftover from 1980? - is an incongruous element that weighs down the lightness.
Chicago-L website. )
The budget for individual stations will range from $45,000 to $99.000. There will be two steps to the judging process, with 25 artists selected as finalists, winners announced next February, and all art to be in place by September, 2013. You can read the CTA press release, with a link to the RFP here.