The Regional Connector—the tunnel that will run under a corner of Downtown and link up the Blue, Gold, and Expo Lines so that a rider can take one train from Azusa to Long Beach or from Santa Monica to East LA—is bringing not just more convenience to the rail system, but also three new stations to Downtown Los Angeles. The station at Second and Hope is especially cool, because it will connect riders to the cultural institutions up on Grand Avenue (Disney Concert Hall, MOCA, the new Broad art museum) by way of an elevated pedestrian bridge and elevator, meaning riders won't have to hike up the hill—kind of a steep walk for, say, the disabled or older people. Metro's design team has been refining the station's look, says The Source, and it's looking pretty sharp.
The design apparently fits in with Metro's unified station design package, and has a cap on the bridge made of stainless steel. These new designs are the most recent, but are still not final, and future designs may have some tweaks made after further comments from the community.
· Updated design plans for pedestrian bridge at Regional Connector 2nd Place/Hope St Station [The Source]
· The Regional Connector Will Have a Bunker Hill Elevator [Curbed LA]
· Regional Connector's Bunker Hill Stop Could Get Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Link-Up [Curbed LA]
· Metro Introduces New Unified Design For All Future Stations [Curbed LA]