Heller & Metzger in Washington, DC

Washington Metro Escalator Canopies

Washington, DC / Lourie & Chenoweth, LLC

In 2001, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) held a competition to select a canopy design that would protect their exterior escalators from rain, snow and salt during inclement weather, thereby improving reliability and passenger convenience. The winning design, of gently-curving stainless steel framing supporting a glass skylight, is reminiscent of the Metro stations’ iconic vaulted and coffered ceilings.