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13 - Bush Turnpike StationBush Turnpike Station Platform

Uniting a rural past and urban present

Bush Turnpike Station is located on the boundary between Richardson and Plano, surrounded by open land: native Texan prairie, a creek and scattered patches of trees. Station art and design reflect the cities' shared rural past and the nearby turnpike.

Station design artist Tom Orr created a green, park-like space that recalls community gatherings such as picnics, quilting bees and baptisms in the creek. Striking 20-foot-high steel and wire mesh topiary columns, planted with vines and lit from inside at night, announce the station's presence, while hedges interweave with the fencing to continue the rustic theme. Paving stones form traditional quilt patterns, while the station column shapes reference the large-scale freeway overpass.

Design Artist: Tom Orr

Bush Turnpike Columns

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