Friday, November 10, 2017

Trib's Architecture Critic Give Wilson Station Big Thumbs Up For Design

photo credit: Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune

Blair Kamin, the architecture critic for the Tribune, likes what he sees in the new Wilson station and the ongoing rehab of the Gerber Building:
"Airy, spacious and wisely preserving a piece of the past even as it anticipates the future, the CTA’s new Wilson Avenue elevated station reveals that the agency’s big upcoming modernization of the Red and Purple Lines is on the right track.
The CTA also has dealt sensitively with the one-story Gerber Building, which was designed by architect Arthur Gerber, a train station specialist. The building’s blue-speckled terra-cotta facade shines anew. Laurels frame its entrance. Its long-gone corner clock tower will be restored early next year. The building also will get a new roof.
It already can be judged a handsome, useful addition to the cityscape — proof positive that transit infrastructure need not be synonymous with dull design."
The full article is here. Click on the top photo to bring up a slideshow.

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