Hollywood/Highland (Los Angeles Metro station)

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Hollywood/Highland Red Line 
Los Angeles Metro, Hollywood-Highland, Side View (HSY-Approved).jpg
Platform View
Location 6815 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
USA
Coordinates 34°06′06″N 118°20′19″W / 34.1016°N 118.3386°W / 34.1016; -118.3386
Owned by Metro
Line(s) Red Line Red Line 
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Metro Local: 156, 210, 212, 217, 222, 312, 656
Metro Rapid: 780
LADOT DASH: Hollywood, Hollywood/West Hollywood
Construction
Parking 120 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened June 24, 2000; 14 years ago (2000-06-24)
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Red Line

Hollywood/Highland Station is a heavy rail subway station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. This station is served by the Red Line.[1]

The station is the northernmost station on the Red Line in Hollywood. The next stop to the north is the Universal City/Studio City station in the San Fernando Valley.

With its entrance on Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood/Highland Station is located in the center of the tourist area of Hollywood, near such tourist attractions as Dolby Theatre, Ripley's Believe It or Not! and the Hollywood History Museum. As in New York City's Times Square, costumed characters on the sidewalk outside offer themselves for photos with tourists.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Exits/Entrances
B2 Westbound Red Line Red Line  toward North Hollywood (Universal City/Studio City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Red Line Red Line  toward Union Station (Hollywood/Vine)
The ticket machine and the ticket gate.

Hollywood/Highland is a two-story station; the top level is a mezzanine with ticket machines while the bottom is the platform level. The station uses a simple island platform setup with two tracks. Architecturally, Hollywood/Highland station shares similarities with other Metro subway stations and the design of the entrance to the station may have been inspired by the entrances of New York City's Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

Design and Architecture[edit]

The upper floor view.

The construction designing of the station were teamed up by three different firms. The designer of the station is Sheila Klein, and the constructor of the station is CannonDesign. The lightings, materials, and the mechanical design's responsibility were given to HLB Lighting Design.

The construction of the station were to be made of equipments given by the Metro, which according to HLB, made it challenging. The lighting pillars of the station was to resemble like a flower, and it was carefully sized to match well with the smooth, curved ceiling which 'resembled a belly'.[2] Sheila Klein named the architecture of the station, "Underground Girl".[3]

Metro Rail service[edit]

Red Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[4]

Location[edit]

The station is located in Hollywood at the intersection between two major roads, Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.[5] Hollywood/Highland is beneath the shopping center of the same name and the Dolby Theatre. Due to terrorism concerns, the station is closed on the day of the Academy Awards.

References[edit]

The station entrance using the sign pillar design of 2004-2014.
  1. ^ http://www.buildexpo.org/phase1_overview.php
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Metro Rail Hollywood / Highland Station". Horton Lees Brodgen (HLB) Lighting Design. Horton Lees Brodgen (HLB) Lighting Design. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ "Metro Art rendezvous: May art tours". TheSource: Transportation News & Views. Heidi Zeller. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Red/Purple Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  5. ^ Red Line LACMTA Retrieved 2009-10-18

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