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Coffey Group Architecture, LLC


State / Lake Elevated Transit Station

COFFEY GROUP ARCHITECTURE, LLC* has worked with the Chicago Department of Transportation to create an exciting transit station design. At the State/Lake elevated station, a clear span truss structure eliminates six street and sidewalk obstructing columns and is designed to be a modern ‘gateway’ at the head of Chicago’s famed State Street and its Theatre and Retail sub districts. Planning for the airy structure includes a detailed staging plan that allows the new structure to be slid in place over a 3-day holiday weekend in order to minimize transit disruption. The design combines the celebration of movement, tradition, and sense of place to create a special station. Security issues, structural sophistication, ADA way-finding are particular concerns that are integrated into this design. This building type is usually known for its plain and utilitarian designs.