Curious about what the first six stations of the Gold Line Foothill Extension will look like?
The Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (the agency building the 11.5-mile line between eastern Pasadena and the Azusa/Glendora border) has produced a series of videos introducing the art and artists of the Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte/City of Hope, Irwindale, Azusa Downtown, and APU/Citrus College stations.
Check out the videos and official press release bellow:
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“MONROVIA, CA – Today, the Foothill Gold Line released a video series showcasing the six station artists or artist teams developing artwork for the future Gold Line light rail stations from Pasadena to Azusa. The future stations – Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte/City of Hope, Irwindale, Azusa Downtown, and APU/Citrus College – are under construction and are nearing installation of certain elements of the artwork.
Artist for each of the stations were selected by their respective communities in 2007 and are now part of the design-build team constructing the project. The artist or artist team is working closely with the builder to make sure their approved materials, color palate and art elements are integrated into the stations as they continue to take shape.
‘With construction of all six stations now underway, we wanted to provide an update from each of the artists about their ongoing work,” stated Foothill Gold Line Director of Public Affairs Lisa Levy Buch. “We feel that the cities along the project did an excellent job selecting artists who would successfully capture and incorporate the character and history of each of their respective communities into their art. These videos provide a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look into how those concepts are now being realized.’
Construction of the Foothill Gold Line is on time and on budget to be completed in September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for testing and pre-revenue service. Metro will determine when the line opens for passenger service. The artwork is part of the effort now underway.”
The Gold Line Foothill Extension is one of three Metro Rail projects under construction along with the second phase of the Expo Line and the Crenshaw/LAX Line. Construction of the Regional Connector will begin soon and the Metro Board is expected to approve a contract for construction of the Purple Line Extension later this year. It will be the fifth rail line under construction because of Measure R. In addition, Metro has begun receiving the first of 550 new state-of-the-art buses and is spending $1.2 billion to overhaul the Metro Blue Line, including the purchase of new light rail vehicles.