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Light and Air: Gateway Station - North Shore Connector
The Gateway Station - North Shore Connector was the centerpiece of the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s light rail extension. This station serves as a visible gateway at the point of Downtown, a readily identifiable landmark. The project, designed by Light/Motion Collaborative, was also awarded the prestigious Silver Medal from AIA Pittsburgh in 2012. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.
“Pittsburgh Recollections”. Introducing color into the clean, modern palette of the station, Romare Bearden’s sixty-foot tile mural bids passengers farewell. The mural was restored after careful removal from the old  station. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.
An urban room from which to experience the city. East facade of Gateway Station. Views of Eggers and Higgins midcentury, cruciform-shaped Gateway Center welcome passengers arriving downtown. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.
Intermodal options. Connecting walking, biking and public transit, Gateway Station helps reduce traffic congestion and encourages parking outside the central business district. (West facade, south portal and exhaust tower). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.
Interpreting two centuries of urban transformation. Engraved in granite, a map of downtown from 1795 shows Gateway Station in relation to historic Fort Pitt and the city’s early street grid. (Looking east).
Urban context / site plan.
Curvilinear construction. Each envelope face is a partial cylinder to rationalize and standard framing components.
Light and air. The open, lightweight bridge that traverses the headhouse allows natural light and fresh air to flood the platform below. (Looking south). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.
Intuitive wayfinding. The extensive use of glass provides clear visual cues for navigating the station and allows trains to be viewed from street level. (West facade at night). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

The Gateway Station - North Shore Connector was the centerpiece of the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s light rail extension. This station serves as a visible gateway at the point of Downtown, a readily identifiable landmark. The project, designed by Light/Motion Collaborative, was also awarded the prestigious Silver Medal from AIA Pittsburgh in 2012. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

The Gateway Station - North Shore Connector was the centerpiece of the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s light rail extension. This station serves as a visible gateway at the point of Downtown, a readily identifiable landmark. The project, designed by Light/Motion Collaborative, was also awarded the prestigious Silver Medal from AIA Pittsburgh in 2012. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

The Gateway Station – North Shore Connector was the centerpiece of the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s light rail extension. This station serves as a visible gateway at the point of Downtown, a readily identifiable landmark. The project, designed by Light/Motion Collaborative, was also awarded the prestigious Silver Medal from AIA Pittsburgh in 2012. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

“Pittsburgh Recollections”. Introducing color into the clean, modern palette of the station, Romare Bearden’s sixty-foot tile mural bids passengers farewell. The mural was restored after careful removal from the old  station. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

“Pittsburgh Recollections”. Introducing color into the clean, modern palette of the station, Romare Bearden’s sixty-foot tile mural bids passengers farewell. The mural was restored after careful removal from the old  station. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

“Pittsburgh Recollections”. Introducing color into the clean, modern palette of the station, Romare Bearden’s sixty-foot tile mural bids passengers farewell. The mural was restored after careful removal from the old 
station. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

An urban room from which to experience the city. East facade of Gateway Station. Views of Eggers and Higgins midcentury, cruciform-shaped Gateway Center welcome passengers arriving downtown. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

An urban room from which to experience the city. East facade of Gateway Station. Views of Eggers and Higgins midcentury, cruciform-shaped Gateway Center welcome passengers arriving downtown. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

An urban room from which to experience the city. East facade of Gateway Station. Views of Eggers and Higgins midcentury, cruciform-shaped Gateway Center welcome passengers arriving downtown. Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

Intermodal options. Connecting walking, biking and public transit, Gateway Station helps reduce traffic congestion and encourages parking outside the central business district. (West facade, south portal and exhaust tower). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

Intermodal options. Connecting walking, biking and public transit, Gateway Station helps reduce traffic congestion and encourages parking outside the central business district. (West facade, south portal and exhaust tower). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

Intermodal options. Connecting walking, biking and public transit, Gateway Station helps reduce traffic congestion and encourages parking outside the central business district. (West facade, south portal and exhaust tower). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

Interpreting two centuries of urban transformation. Engraved in granite, a map of downtown from 1795 shows Gateway Station in relation to historic Fort Pitt and the city’s early street grid. (Looking east).

Interpreting two centuries of urban transformation. Engraved in granite, a map of downtown from 1795 shows Gateway Station in relation to historic Fort Pitt and the city’s early street grid. (Looking east).

Interpreting two centuries of urban transformation. Engraved in granite, a map of downtown from 1795 shows Gateway Station in relation to historic Fort Pitt and the city’s early street grid. (Looking east).

Urban context / site plan.

Urban context / site plan.

Urban context / site plan.

Curvilinear construction. Each envelope face is a partial cylinder to rationalize and standard framing components.

Curvilinear construction. Each envelope face is a partial cylinder to rationalize and standard framing components.

Curvilinear construction. Each envelope face is a partial cylinder to rationalize and standard framing components.

Light and air. The open, lightweight bridge that traverses the headhouse allows natural light and fresh air to flood the platform below. (Looking south). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

Light and air. The open, lightweight bridge that traverses the headhouse allows natural light and fresh air to flood the platform below. (Looking south). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

Light and air. The open, lightweight bridge that traverses the headhouse allows natural light and fresh air to flood the platform below. (Looking south). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

Intuitive wayfinding. The extensive use of glass provides clear visual cues for navigating the station and allows trains to be viewed from street level. (West facade at night). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

Intuitive wayfinding. The extensive use of glass provides clear visual cues for navigating the station and allows trains to be viewed from street level. (West facade at night). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

Intuitive wayfinding. The extensive use of glass provides clear visual cues for navigating the station and allows trains to be viewed from street level. (West facade at night). Photography by Massery Photography, Inc.

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