Brigham Yen's Pasadena-based blog updates us on the construction improvements to the Lake Avenue station—intended to make the stop more pedestrian-friendly and in-line with original renderings. Last week, a fancy clocktower was added to the stop, and Yen says "canopy shades (probably made out of solar panels) will most likely be the next portion of upgrades that will be installed before construction finally comes close to wrapping up." Commenters on Brigham's site still complain about the shrieking noise of freeway traffic that commuters endure while waiting for the train—this portion of the Gold Line runs in the middle of the 210 freeway. And not to be a Debbie Downer, but only a week and a half ago, the Highland Park-based 90042 blog bemoaned the sorry state of the HP Gold Line station, noting rampant tagging and a long-broken lamp.
· Gold Line Construction Update [Curbed LA]
· Good Gold Line News: Lake Avenue Makeover [Curbed LA]