DART Art: Cedars Station links a neighborhood anew

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The Cedars area, named for its magnificent forest of conifer trees, was once a late 19th-century district of Victorian homes and one of Dallas’ first neighborhoods. However, industrial growth altered its residential character, and modern expressways stranded the area from the economic vitality of downtown Dallas.

Cedars Station Reflecting the neighborhood’s new urban and industrial character, station design incorporates the repeated use of steel and concrete. Tom Stancliffe’s abstract sculptures, titled Carousel, recall the cedar tree’s conical form and include a decorative design that refers to the Victorian era. Everything – including the station’s alignment – projects out to the sculpture and beyond to downtown. Demonstrating the power of mass transit to spur positive change, the area has once again attracted new residents – hundreds of artists, young professionals and other urban pioneers.

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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One Response to DART Art: Cedars Station links a neighborhood anew

  1. A.R.M. says:

    This is a wonderful article! As someone who lived in a condo over looking the station…I find it hilarious! What they aren’t telling you is that there are almost nightly events requiring police/fire/EMT be called out. The Cedars Station is the last stop before you get into Oak Cliff so the train patrons that far down are usually far less than desirable to be around and you will be accosted by homeless people at this station on a regular basis. Not as bad as West End Station though…. that station is downright terrifying.

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