Daily Dose: Arthur Erickson's Yorkdale + Glencairn Station

. Saturday, February 19, 2011

"Yorkdale station, also by Erickson, is a striking visual metaphor for speed and motion, a long, slim, stainless-steel-clad extrusion punched with oval windows like a subway car and capped by a vaulted glass roof running the entire length of the station. The slender steel roof arches once supported Michael Hayden’s stunning Arc en Ciel, a 570-foot-long light sculpture of neon tubes that pulsated with the colours of the spectrum in sequence with the arrivals and departures of the trains below. A particularly effective integration of art and architecture, the sculpture was unfortunately removed in the early 1990s for lack of maintenance funds. The same fate befell Rita Letendre’s Joy, a painted-glass skylight over the Glencairn station platform, which faded from sun exposure and was replaced by clear glass" - Robert Moffatt

Via Modern Love's tumblr, via torontomodern.


Anonymous said...

That isn't Yorkdale Station...it's Glencairn Station.

switch-smith said...

Fixed, thanks anon.

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