The CTA Morgan Green/Pink Lines station had a soft opening today. No press conference, no fanfare. I learned about the opening the night before on Twitter.

This station makes several strong statements: it clearly identifies the CTA as the organization that services this building, this operation, this monument to efficient transportation. The MORGAN STATION text tells you where you are, and you can read it from blocks away. And the artistic bike parking with a sufficient storage quantity says that the neighborhood will be biking here.

It will probably make an ideal location to install a bike sharing station. I know exactly where they can install the bike sharing station, if not in place of the existing bike racks: in the parking lane where the white, small SUV is parked (see photo below).

Read more about this station on Grid Chicago. See more photos.