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28 - LBJ/Skillman StationLBJ/Skillman Station Column and Trees

Creating an ode to the open road

Art and design pay a witty tribute to the station's location, just off the busy, eight-lane LBJ Freeway, and offer an affectionate nod to Lady Bird Johnson, a Texan and former first lady, who championed highway beautification.

Design elements include parking-lot signs noting the mileage to destinations as diverse as the West End entertainment district in downtown Dallas; Vladivostok, Russia; and the moon. Station columns feature stylized tire-tread patterns, while windscreen illustrations incorporate the familiar reflective sheeting used on highway signs. The pavers include a miniature version of the freeway.

LBJ/Skillman Station Are We There Yet?Artist Tony Guzman created a functional piece of art, with a tongue-in-cheek title, Are We There Yet?, that strongly evokes a highway rest area complete with picnic tables and provides shaded seating for rail passengers.

Landscaping features native Texas plants and wildflowers, which earned praise from the former First Lady herself.

Design Artist: Deborah Hunter

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