CTA 35th Street Bridge
       
     
 View of bridge
       
     
 View of canopy
       
     
 View of bridge of Dan Ryan Expressway
       
     
 Lobby of CTA station
       
     
CTA 35th Street Bridge
       
     
CTA 35th Street Bridge

Chicago, IL

Clients
CTA, CDOT, IDOT, City of Chicago

Role
Design Principal in Charge
Gensler

Photography by Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing

Chicago's City Transit Authority launched an initiative to refurbish and enhance the Red Line stations spanning the Dan Ryan highway, starting with the 35th Street station at Socks Park. The catalyst and priority for this particular stop was the Major League Baseball All-Star game hosted in Chicago. The project included restoration of the Myron Goldsmith station house and platform, extensive refurbishment of the bridge, and improvement of amenities for CTA bus and train users such as a transit canopy and shelter to protect passengers from inclement weather and noise from the highway The redesign has transformed a once gritty, dark, and harsh environment into a vibrant urban plaza and a welcoming zone for CTA passengers, while serving as a entry point to the city of Chicago.

 

 View of bridge
       
     

View of bridge

 View of canopy
       
     

View of canopy

 View of bridge of Dan Ryan Expressway
       
     

View of bridge of Dan Ryan Expressway

 Lobby of CTA station
       
     

Lobby of CTA station