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Art + Botany: Chicago's L Train Garden

September 29, 2011
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A window fringed with lime greens is a lovely vantage point from which to view anything, particularly the concrete skyline of an urban horizon. And that's how passengers on Chicago's CTA train experienced their city on a Saturday afternoon on September 17th—aboard a train car transformed into a mobile garden of native plants and carpets of grass. Passengers shared seat-space with potted flowers, and pole-space with climbing vines. Plants hung from the ceiling, grew from the floor, and peeked out the windows.