Wynyard station’s Interloop: a rare win for public art in a city that can leave you cold | Alex McKinnon

Sydney underground station’s repurposed wooden escalators are a charming anachronism in a city too eager to bulldoze its own history

It is extraordinarily difficult to make people stop in busy train stations. A virtuoso violinist can be playing a masterpiece on a $3.5m Stradivarius and most people will be so intent on making their train they won’t even slow down.

So it says something about Wynyard Station’s new artwork, Interloop, that people stop in their tracks mid-rush hour to look at it.

Related: First Sydney's stadiums, now Hordern Pavilion site slated for redevelopment

Related: 'I feel on the verge of extinction': the battle for Sydney's Waterloo

Continue reading...