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METR_100524_03.JPG: The following pictures are from the page 2010_VA_Metro_R Metro Station -- Rosslyn (4 photos from 2010) Artist: Y. David Chung
Title: Scenes of Rosslyn (2000)
Material: mineral paint on concrete panels
Eleven separate panels comprise this 88' long panoramic mural of Rosslyn. The mural's size and sitting -- which do not allow it to be apprehended by the viewer in one glance -- as well as its stylized imagery make it appear from Moore Street outside like an abstract pattern of colors and forms. Upon closer inspection inside the station, familiar elements of the Rosslyn neighborhood's
urban landscapes emerge and morph into one another, in a serial effect that relates to film and graphic novels/comic strips: Key Bridge; the curved form
of one of Rosslyn's twin towers; a flowering dogwood, the Virginia state tree; the Arlington Temple United Methodist Church building, which houses both a place of worship and a gas station; and even another of Rosslyn's public artworks. The work's dynamic lines connote the experience and perspective of a person moving through the streets.
Funded by Arlington County, and the Federal Transit Administrations Livable Communities Initiative with support from WMATA and Rosslyn Renaissance.
Above fare vending machines.
Scenes of Rosslyn, 2000
Y. David Chung
Cement panels and KEIM mineral paints
88' l x 4' h
The painted mural contains bold, brightly colored stylized images of local architecture. The mural uses Rosslyn's dynamic skyline to create a colorful and inviting gateway to the Rosslyn community. The mural's size and siting, which do not allow it to be comprehended in one glance, make it appear like an abstract pattern of colors and forms. Upon closer inspection, familiar elements of Rosslyn's urban landscape emerge and morph into one another, in a serial effect that relates to film, graphic novels, and comic strips: Key Bridge, the curved form of one of Rosslyn's twin towers, a flowering Dogwood (Virginia's state tree), the Arlington Temple United Methodist Church building, which houses both a church and a gas station, and even another of Rosslyn's public artworks. The work's dynamic lines connote the experience and perspective of a person moving through the streets.
This project was made possible with funding from Arlington County, the Federal Transit Administration's Livable Communities Initiative, WMATA, and Rosslyn Renaissance.
Born in Bonn, Germany, and educated in the United States, Y. David Chung is a visual artist and filmmaker known for his films, multi-media installations, drawings, prints, and public artworks. He began his career as an animator and filmmaker-experiences that ultimately led to installations combining new digital imaging technologies with traditional drawing and printmaking. He has been commissioned to design permanent artwork for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority and the New York City Public Art Program.
METR_011007_01.JPG: The following pictures are from the page 2001_VA_Metro_R Metro Station -- Rosslyn (3 photos from 2001) As I was coming back from my day downtown, I saw that the subway system was yanking all trash cans and newspaper recycling bins from inside the stations. They had decided that the chance of terrorists planting things in them was too severe. It would be more than a year before specially-designed replacements came out.
Wikipedia Description: Rosslyn (WMATA station)
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Rosslyn is a rapid transit station on the Blue and Orange Lines of the Washington Metro in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. One of three interchange points on the Metrorail system west of the Potomac River and located in a growing business district, Rosslyn is the busiest station outside of the District of Columbia. Upon its expected opening in 2013, the Silver Line will begin calling at Rosslyn, furthering its importance as a rail hub in Northern Virginia.
The station has entrances on the west side of North Moore Street between Wilson Boulevard and 19th Street North and on the east side of Fort Myer Drive between Wilson Boulevard and 19th Street North. A street elevator to the mezzanine (upper) level of the station is on the east side of North Moore Street, across the street from the Metro station entrance. The station is a stop for several express Metrobus lines, including the 5A to Dulles International Airport and L'Enfant Plaza.
The station opened on July 1, 1977. Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km) of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.
Rosslyn station is one of only two stations that have a layout where westbound trains service a platform which is one level below the mezzanine-level platform for eastbound trains. This feature allows for the separate tracks of the Orange and Blue lines to converge and diverge without requiring an at-grade crossing.
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