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Michael Davis ­ Ecliptic/Illume; Architect: Diedrich Architects - Vermont/Sunset Station
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May Sun ­ Untitled; Architect: Escudero-Fribourg Architects - Hollywood/Western Station
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Gilbert Lujan ­ Hooray for Hollywood; Architect: Miralles Associates, Inc. - Hollywood/Vine Station
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Sheila Klein ­ Underground Girl; Architect: Dworsky Associates (now CannonDworsky) - Hollywood/Highland Station
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Holly Andres’ Sparrow Lane - Hollywood/Highland Station
Los Angeles

Metro’s at-grade light rail lines are painfully visible as they hold up traffic signals, but its network of underground tunnels is still a secret to some Angelenos. It’s understandable, for the subway commits two cardinal sins as it seals away the sunlight and induces earthquake paranoia. Also, it’s not a car. But Metro will shuttle you underneath Hollywood and Downtown without any of the nightmarish traffic snarls. It’ll get you home from a drunken night in Koreatown until 2am on weekends. And it services some unexpectedly sophisticated-looking stations. It’s possible that “nobody” takes the subway in LA, but maybe it’s really just for those in the know.

Venue name: Metro
Address: 1 Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles

Venue phone: 323-466-3876
Website: http://www.metro.net/
Price: $1.50 per ride
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