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Metro Downtown to Astrodome Light Rail System
Client:     Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO)
Artists: Reginald Adams, Maggi Battalino, Antonio Briones, Tim Glover, Benito Huerta, Alan Krathaus & Fiona McGettigan, Arielle Masson, Floyd Newsum, Debbie Riddle, Ann Stautberg
Architects: Line Section 1—Powers and Brown; Line Section 2—Professional Design Group & STOA; Line Section 3—Huitt-Zollars; Line Section 4—Natex; Line Section 5—PGAL & HOK
Civic Art & Design services: Management of artist selection; design management
Project Dates: 2000-2003 (ongoing)

This phase of METRO Light Rail will serve the Main Street corridor, from the north end of downtown, through Midtown, Hermann Park, The Museum District, and the Texas Medical Center to the Reliant Astrodome. The artists involved on the project participated as part of the station design teams, working to find artistic design solutions that reflect the locations of individual stations, and the diversity of people, activities, history and future of the communities along the line. (design has been completed)

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Downtown/Midtown Transit Streets Program
Client:     Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO)
Artists: Rachel Hecker, Benito Huerta, Lorenzo Thomas, Richard Turner
Lead Architect Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville
Consultants/Design Firms: Clark Condon Associates, Inc.; Davis Associates, Inc.; Douglas/Gallagher, Ferro-Saylors; D.Y. Davis Associates, Inc.; Houston Downtown Management District; Llewelyn-Davies Sahni, Inc.; Rey de la Reza Architects; Slaney Santana Group; The SWA Group, Vitetta Group
Civic Art & Design services: Management of artist selection; design management
Project Dates: 1995-2001 (ongoing)

The Downtown/Midtown Transit Streets project is rebuilding 20 transit streets in Downtown and Midtown, widening sidewalks, and adding bus shelters, information kiosks, enhanced lighting and improved storm drainage. Artists involved in the project have designed elements including a new bus shelter, information kiosks, patterned sidewalk inlays, and granite pavers etched with excerpts from poems by Texas authors, in addition to other functional enhancements.

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