Prominently featured in the main lobby of the 2012 central station of DART (Des Moines Area Regional Transit), Lynn Basa’s terrazzo floor design is made with crushed-up, recycled glass, mirror, and mother of pearl from old buttons. The stylized image hints at the city’s transportation history, with a DART route in yellow and gray stripes for the streets. Two blue curves represent the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers, which carried people here even before their horses did. The terrazzo floor, 20 x 20 feet, was fabricated at Wisconsin Terrazzo in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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