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I don't agree. The perfect mass transit station is barely visible on the surface; a doorway, a down escalator. Fits in a row of shops. Of course, that presupposes an underground train....

Posted by Fnarf | July 25, 2008 3:31 PM

Right, Chaz.

Look at that picture a little more closely - and tell me what's missing?

Right. Buildings. Other buildings. This thing is being built adjacent to a freeway in a freaking open field!

It's easy to build a big, architecturally lavish structure when there aren't any other structures within the immediate vicinity to limit your design options.

Now, how exactly again do you propose building a station that covers roughly FIVE FREAKING ACRES! - anywhere along ST's current or proposed routings?

Posted by COMTE | July 25, 2008 3:35 PM

I can imagine that building covered in graffiti with vagrants hanging outside.

Posted by elswinger | July 25, 2008 4:11 PM


It's hard not to...

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | July 25, 2008 5:01 PM

I'm just surprised that Charles didn't find a way to include a naked woman in that photo.

Posted by Sylvie | July 25, 2008 5:08 PM

@1 - you mean a Tokyo monorail station in the burbs.

And he tried, but ECB stole all the pics.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 25, 2008 5:13 PM


Damn it! It's raciest to imply that Chuck is misogynistic. Don't you know that?... Shame on you.

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | July 25, 2008 5:14 PM

The roofline and support columns are nice. Other than that it looks like a skate rental facility for the ice rink in front of it.

Posted by nightlifejitters | July 25, 2008 5:56 PM

@3 - the pee smell. Did you remember to imagine the pee smell?

Posted by CP | July 25, 2008 7:58 PM

Hmm, I feel like I've seen that roofline before... Oh wait:

Posted by Patrick | July 26, 2008 8:53 PM

I think I've seen it before, on "The Jetsons." Did they have Jetsons on the telly where you grew up, Charles?

Posted by CP | July 27, 2008 7:17 AM

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