Lisa Gainor and Chris Coldoff
Installed by surface appliqué, this graphic collage is located on the second floor of the CTA headquarters, behind the customer service desk. This piece praises the CTA’s past, present and future, depicting iconic Chicago and transit imagery. Some of the images displayed within the collage are a dotted symbol of the Chicago grid, the first subway train inspection commemorative seal, the Chicago Motor Coach #104 – one of the first double-decker buses in Chicago, an abstract of the CTA’s Control Center and iron gates from historic trains.
Bus, Train and Transit System (below)
Neon, aluminum sculpture
Suspended from an aluminum channel, this sculpture consists of 22 neon tubes and is located just inside the entrance to the CTA headquarters. When viewed from directly below, this sculpture produces an image of the Chicago train system map and a grid of the major bus routes. From the second floor, two separate images can be seen: looking west, a colorful outline of a train is visible, while looking north, an outline of a bus at a stop takes shape.
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