Metro Rail Stations - Table of Contents

Metro Rail Stations:  Light Rail Rapid Transit  System
Summer/Best Station
1145 Main Street, at Best Street, Buffalo NY

NFTA-Metro - Official Web site

Stations:  Allen/Medical Campus  ..... Summer/Best  ..... Utica  ..... Delavan/Canisius College  ..... Humboldt/Hospital  ..... Amherst Street  .....  LaSalle  ..... University


Art captions taken from the "Buffalo Art in Transit" brochure published by NFTA in 1979

Exterior


  Reinforced concrete and glass with greenhouse ceiling.
Painted steel sculpture by George Sugarman, New York City.



Painted steel sculpture by George Sugarman, New York City.
Bold abstractions in complementary colors are hung from the greenhouse ceiling and walls of the station.  Monumental forms continue outside the station.



Painted steel sculpture by George Sugarman, New York City.




Painted steel sculpture by George Sugarman, New York City.



Painted steel sculpture by George Sugarman, New York City.



Best Street facade



Interior


Concourse: Painted steel sculpture by George Sugarman, New York City.
Bold abstractions in complementary colors are hung from the greenhouse ceiling and walls of the station.  Monumental forms continue outside the station.



Concourse: Painted steel sculpture by George Sugarman, New York City.



Concourse: Painted steel sculpture by George Sugarman, New York City.



Concourse: Painted steel sculpture by George Sugarman, New York City.



Concourse: Painted steel sculpture by George Sugarman, New York City.



Track level: Photography, canvas and steel by John Pfahl, Buffalo.



Track level: Photography, canvas and steel by John Pfahl, Buffalo.
Pfahl photographed cross sections of geological formations inside the tunnel wall. The photo serves as a window to the subterranean world of mineral leaching and striations.



Track level: One of two photographs by John Pfahl, Buffalo.



Pfahl photographed cross sections of geological formations inside the tunnel wall. The photo serves as a window to the subterranean world of mineral leaching and striations.



Special thanks to NFTA Director of Public Affairs C. Douglas Hartmayer for his cooperation and to Thomas Mudra for his assistance in 2012

Photos and their arrangement 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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