02i Hollywood and Vine Station - Station Ceiling made from Film Reels (E)
Metro Red Line Station
Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles, CA
The Hollywood and Vine Station is one of my favorite stations in the Los Angeles Metro system. A yellow brick road leads patrons from the street down to a mezzanine level where there are two Peerless 1930's era projectors donated by Paramount Pictures. All the doors of the station have stars on them, to remind peoplle of stage dressing-room doors.
The columns that support the station are designed to look like palm trees that hold up a ceiling covered in empty film rolls, which give the appearance of stars at night. The walls on either end of the station a covered with tile to look like movie screens and curtains. The artist of the station was Gilbert “Magu” Lujan in collaboration with Miralles Associates, Inc.
With the building of the W Hotel, a cover was built over the station by Rios Clementi Hale Studios. The steel and glass structure enhances the "yellow" of the yellow brick road theme.
All-in-all it's a fun station worth seeing.