All Transportation Facilities

The Ancient Forest

Artist(s):

The artwork for Metro’s Center Project facility will be an architecturally integrated piece by Jacob Hashimoto. This site-specific installation is silkscreened onto the exterior metal panels. The artwork patterns are inspired by the cellular structure of the bristlecone pine, one of the oldest known living organisms and native to California.

The Metro Machine

Artist(s):

Thinking metaphorically about the internal workings of the Metro system as a “well oiled machine,” the artist introduces shapes for train, bus and bicycle wheels and power gears all fluidly interconnected with a belt running throughout the floor design.

Rendering of Patsaouras Plaza Busway Project

Patsaouras Plaza Busway Project

Metro’s newly-opened Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station is on the south side of Patsaouras Plaza at Union Station and serves the Metro J Line (Silver) and other transit buses operating on the El Monte Busway Line. Commissioned artist Ned Kahn designed Wind Bridge, a new artwork that is a system of integrated metal panels along the pedestrian bridge leading to the new station.

Christine Ulke, "El Aliso de Los Angeles" (front elevation)

El Aliso de Los Angeles

Artist(s):

At the corner of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Vignes Street, Christine Ulke’s artwork for the exterior of the Division 13 Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility in downtown Los Angeles commemorates an iconic sycamore tree that stood for approximately 400 years three blocks south of the building site.

Getting There

Artist(s):

Ball-Nogues Studio’s Getting There celebrates the extraordinary innovation of past, present and future transit systems in Los Angeles. Appearing as colored light cast across the north and west façades of Metro’s Maintenance of Way Building (MOW) in downtown Los Angeles, the dynamic mural changes subtly at different viewpoints and as the sun moves across the sky.