New York Avenue Metrorail Station
Red Line-between Florida Avenue and M Street on 2nd Street, NE
Dear Mr. White:
During its meeting of 21 November, the Commission reviewed the concept design for a new Metrorail Station located between Florida Avenue and M Street on 2nd Street, NE. Although the Commission supported the overall design of the station, further investigation of the fence was requested in which the design should be simplified, and/or designated as a site for public art. Design of the barrier separating passengers and the general public is an excellent opportunity to involve the local art community and you are encouraged to discuss this matter with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Possibly, a partnership could be formed to accomplish a signal art-in-public-places installation.
Additionally, the abrupt ending of the entrance canopy structure requires additional study, as does adding provisions for the inclusion of street furniture, such as newspaper boxes, near the entrance. A more gracious front edge of the canopy should be the ambition of further study.
We look forward to further review of this project. As always, the staff is available should you or the design team require guidance.
Harry G. Robinson III, FAIA
Richard A. White
Chief Executive Officer
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 600 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
cc: John D. Thomas, Project Manager, WMATA
John A.Ferguson, Jacobs Civil Inc.
Ed Riley, Manager of Architecture, WMATA