28th Street on the Lexington Avenue 4 and 6 line subway station has just opened. The most striking and exciting change to the station is the mosaic artwork on the platform, although the entire station has been revamped with a modern aesthetic, thanks to new sleek signage and black and metallic design features, along with structural and safety improvements made.
The platform walls are covered in beautiful glass mosaic murals created by Miotto Mosaic Art Studio based on drawings by artist Nancy Blum. The murals depict vibrant red buds, hellebores, witch hazel, magnolias, daffodils, hydrangeas and camellia plants, all flowers that represent the perennial collection of the Madison Square Park Conservancy. Blum told the MTA that the goal of her design was to capture the magic of the park and enhance the station environment for subway riders.