Metro 7th Street Station at the Bloc Opens
The Metro connection from the Bloc to the 7th avenue station is finally open to the public! The event was both festive and pun-y, with officials using mallets to knock down actual blocks to provide access to the Bloc as shown in this video from the Bloc’s Facebook Page.
The passage is unique in that it is Los Angeles’ first direct connection from the Metro to a shopping area. In a post on their official blog THE SOURCE, Metro stated that “the passageway was built to create the type of interconnected space that makes for an appealing destination for residents, workers, and visitors alike.” The addition will not only be more efficient to travelers in their route to the mixed use retail and office space, but will also help with traffic flow (the stop is the Metro’s second busiest) and provides easier accessibility for those requiring ramps.
Oculus always enjoys working with Studio One Eleven on projects, and were especially excited to have had the opportunity to design metro-inspired lighting for the space. Take a look at some photos, courtesy of The Source’s event coverage: