Gateway Center East Portal Transit Station

Los Angeles, CA


The East Portal provides ticketing for passengers to make direct connections between bus, automobile, urban and commuter rails and Amtrak. Radial architectural precast was used around a cantilevered and elevated garden slab. A large skylight is constructed of structural steel trusses with over 2,000 pieces of tetrahedral-shaped frosted and etched glass, and built with aluminum grills assembled beneath the dome to serve as a sunshade. The East Portal includes a decorative 7,000-gallon salt water aquarium housing native coastal water marine life.