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Vibrant Mosaics Greet Visitors to the Newest New York Subway Entrance PHOTOGRAPHY: ROB WILSON COURTESY MTA INSTALLATION In two large-scale mosaics for the new 34 St-Hudson Yards subway station in New York, artist Xenobia Bailey has designed intricate patterns (bottom). One mosaic is in the curved, recessed ceiling dome of the mezzanine (below), and the other crowns the escalator entrance (right). For New Yorkers, as well as visitors to the city headed to the Javits Center or the newly developed Hudson Yards area, the new 34 St-Hudson Yards subway station is a welcome addition. Designed by Dattner Architects with a multidisciplinary team led by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the station opened in September to connect the Far West Side with Midtown Manhattan. The highlight, though, is for riders who look up. As one descends into the station, they encounter two majestic mosaics suspended above. Designed by Xenobia Bailey, an African-American fiber artist who works primarily in crochet and textiles, the glass mosaics are titled "Funktional Vibrations." One mosaic spans the width of the entrance above the escalators, essentially crowning the station. It features overlapping mandala-like circles and patterns against a cobalt blue background. A sun-like form emits rays of color bands, and starbursts of bright light appear through the blue background. Inside the station mezzanine, a second mosaic-also designed with repeating mandalas and patterns on a deep blue background-is seen in the curved, recessed ceiling dome. Bailey's art for the station began as crocheted pieces, which were transferred to digital images, enlarged, and interpreted into mosaic by Miotto Mosaic Art Studios. Vibrant and rich in color, texture, and pattern, the mosaics are celebratory public art in a dynamic part of the city seeing the greatest transformation. -JOHN CZARNECKI 112 OCTOBER 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - October 2015

Contract - October 2015
Industry News
Columnist: Building a Purpose-driven Practice
Product Focus: Waiting Patiently
Healthcare Design Expo Product Preview
Healthcare Design Expo Product Preview
Kaiser Permanente Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus
Palo Alto Medical Foundation San Carlos Center
2015 Healthcare Environment Awards
Ambulatory Care Winner
Ambulatory Care Honorable Mention
Acute Care Winner: Meander Medisch Centrum
Acute Care Winner: Roberts Pavilion Floors 8 and 9
Long-Term Care Winner
Conceptual Design Honorable Mention
Student Winner and Honorable Mention
Book Review: Modern Clinic Design: Strategies for an Era of Change
Designers Select: Healthcare
Ad Index
Installation: Vibrant Mosaics Greet Visitors to the Newest New York Subway Entrance

Contract - October 2015