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Revealed: A New Green Line Station for Chicago

An international design firm has completed the planned designs for a new transit station in the city of Chicago.
July 10, 2018, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The city of Chicago yesterday unveiled the design for a Green Line station at Damen Avenue and Lake Street near the United Center, reports Mary Wisniewski.

Perkins + Will designed the new station, which will feature "a glass-covered bridge over the platform that will provide both connections between inbound and outbound trains and views of the Chicago skyline," writes Wisniewski. "The visible structure of the pedestrian bridge, with green support beams forming triangles, will reference other Chicago steel bridges, according to the city."

The new station "will fill in the 1.5 mile gap between the existing Green Line stations at California and Ashland avenues," according to Wisniewski, and is expected to open in 2020 for an estimated cost of $50 million. Wisniewski provided additional background on the planning effort leading up to this point in the station's development in an article from February 2017.

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Published on Monday, July 9, 2018 in Chicago Tribune
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