This transit facility will provide much needed connectivity, convenience and amenities to residents, workers and visitors to the re-emerging neighborhood west of downtown Chicago.
The station will support visitors to events to the United Center, one of the City’s largest entertainment venues. The headhouse is set back from the street to provide adequate space for crowd surges before and after events, while providing an outdoor space for the neighborhood to further enjoy as well.
The design will enhance the intuitive user experience of the facility. A large stairway, visible upon approach through the transparent façade, guides passengers to the platform level.
A glass bridge facilitates connections between inbound and outbound train platforms while orienting visitors to the neighborhood destinations and celebrating the Chicago skyline. The structure of the bridge is expressed to reference to the famous historical bridges of the city and create an iconography which will ease wayfinding to the station.
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