Perkins+Will to Design New Green Line Station in Chicago

The triangular, green support beams of the pedestrian bridge will reference the city's other civic architecture. All images courtesy City of Chicago.

The first renderings of Chicago’s new Green Line station plotted for the intersection of Lake Street and Damen Avenue has been unveiled by city officials. Designed by Perkins+Will, the new Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) structure will bridge a gap in service that stretches more than a mile between the California and Ashland stations on the Green Line. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2019 ahead of a 2020 completion date.

Images courtesy City of Chicago.

The $50 million design for the Damen station includes a pedestrian bridge that will crown the structure clad with triangular, green support beams that reference other steel bridges in Chicago. A grand staircase and escalator will also be installed within the station, which will be developed as part of the larger Lake Street reconstruction plan initiated earlier this year between Damen and Ashland Avenues.