Ruth Ava Lyons & Paul Sires
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Station color, smalti glass mosaic, granite bench, laminated windscreen glass, passenger canopy columns
The red chosen by artists Ruth Ava Lyons and Paul Sires is intentionally unique to NoDa and the 36th Street station. It signifies the residents' passion for their neighborhood and a creative spirit that uniquely sets it apart. Early on, both artists requested that all the vertical metal elements be painted red, including the large bridge beams supporting the elevated platform, the canopy steel and roofs, fencing, and light poles. They also made bold color choices for the painting of the metal portions of each standard bench and for the metal column cladding at each passenger shelters on the platform.