One of the nice things about the Damen Brown Line Station reconstruction is that they did not tear down the small little building that served as both the entrance and the exit. Those of us who used this station regularly before the 13 month closing will remember the building also housed a little convenience store and area for CTA personnel.
Now it sports an updated look on the inside, with smooth white tiles on the inside walls and an updated floor. Perhaps one of the most fun things now about this area is the art, which is comprised of recycled suitcases and briefcases. They are both functional, as seating, and fun, as we get a glimpse of what luggage used to look like, big, made of leather, made to last, and undoubtedly heavy and without wheels.
The general theme is travel, and there is a fun surprise on each piece. Notice the little blue figure on top?
And more art and close ups: