Friday, October 12, 2012

Argyle Gets A B+

CTA Station Watch took a field trip to the revamped stations at Thorndale and Argyle, and liked a lot of what it saw:
The stationhouses are once again gorgeous. The outer walls are sheathed in glazed white brick, with luscious bullnose trim around doors and windows. The floors are the real deal: durable terrazzo in a diamond pattern similar to the 1920s original, with black trim around the edges. The crowning touch, at both stations, is the original pair of beaux arts columns around the central doors, inside and out.
So why a B+ and not a solid A? Read the article to find out about the shortcuts that didn't quite reach the "gold standard" of the Morse Station.

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