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95th Street CTA Station Renovation Project Seeks Design Input

By Kyla Gardner | October 9, 2013 8:16am
 The CTA is enlisting the help of Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates to design artwork for its planned $240 million terminal at the 95th and Dan Ryan Red Line station.
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CHICAGO — South Siders with an eye for design and architecture can contribute to the Chicago Transit Authority's new 95th Street/Dan Ryan station.

The CTA and Chicago artist Theaster Gates will hold five meetings through mid-December to get community input on two aspects of the planned $240 million station, the CTA said.

One will be an architectural feature that is integrated into the building's structure, and the other will be a piece of artwork for display in the terminal or one of its walkways.

Construction on the station begins next year. The station is currently closed as part of Red Line South construction scheduled to end Oct. 20.

The Oct. 25 meeting at the Garfield Park Conservatory also will include performances and a reception as part of Chicago Artists Month.

The meetings will be:

• 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Arts Incubator at Washington Park, 301 E. Garfield Blvd.

• 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

• 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 2 at Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Drive

• 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at St. James AME Church, 9256 S. Lafayette Ave.

• 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th St.