Wind Bridge is a system of integrated metal panels along the pedestrian bridge connecting a new busway station to Union Station and Patsaouras Transit Plaza.
Jim Isermann’s Untitled (Tilford’s) (2006) reimagined the facade of Metro’s former Wilshire Customer Center. The artwork transformed the existing 1950s building into a dynamic, eye-catching landmark.
This site-specific project will consist of hundreds of small, metal, multicolored components that will be woven, cross stitch-like, into the building’s façade, creating a complex, abstracted landscape that will colorfully weave its way around part of the building.
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.
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.
Overlooking the main entry lobby to the Metro facility, the brightly hued artwork comments upon the San Gabriel Valley.
Field of Poppies by Christie Beniston integrates a lace-like pattern of poppies into a 96-foot section of the steel mesh perimeter fence at Metro’s operations and maintenance facility in Monrovia.
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.
Artists Kuniharu Yoshida and Susu Attar, along with the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Metro Art, designed temporary construction banners for the Metro Center Project site.