CityLYNX Gold Line Public Art
Reminiscent of days gone by, the CityLYNX Gold Line project revives streetcar transportation in Charlotte, and the public art in each shelter honors memories specific to the Queen City. Project artist Nancy O’Neil delved into archives, libraries, and personal collections to uncover treasures of the City's bygone days. Her carefully crafted collages of photographs, manuscripts, maps and other materials are encapsulated in the glass windscreens of each passenger shelter like a permanent city wide family album to share with generations to come.
All photos © JoAnn Sieburg Baker
The CityLYNX Gold Line begins at the Charlotte Transportation Center, by Time Warner Cable Arena and travels through the Government District, past Central Piedmont Community College on Elizabeth Avenue, and ends in front of Novant Health on Hawthorne Avenue.
O’Neil was inspired by these areas directly adjacent to the streetcar stops to create unique designs for each of the 11 shelters so that when standing in a shelter, the rider can both experience the location in the present while considering the area's past.
Watch the video interview above with Nancy Gutkin O'Neil to learn more about the artist and her art along the line, or click on the images below to find details and sources of the materials used for each shelter's art.