Asia on Argyle" signage, along with an update on the Argyle streetscape. "The Asia on Argyle identifier was installed by Chicago Department of Transportation today. This is an exciting addition to Argyle Street and marks the beginning of more to come with an Argyle Streetscape officially in the works. Design for that will kick off this Spring - stay tuned for more details!"
UU Note: It looks remarkably close to the design that was done with community input in 2009 - 2010:
The reactions today on the alderman's Facebook page have been less than complimentary, and there was this update: "Thank
you for your feedback - we appreciate it. This is not the final
product. Decorative pavers will be installed under the viaduct, more
color will be added to the columns and it will be illuminated at night.
My predecessor held a community process while
this was being designed by CDOT. As we move forward with the Argyle
Streetscape, we invite you all to be a part of the design process. There
will be community meetings held this summer. Sign up for a weekly newsletter to stay tuned!"
This is what the station looked like last summer, the night before reconstruction began: