Universal City is a Red Line Station which opened on June 24, 2000. The stop has a the standard single island platform and is extremely deep with a double hight cavern ceiling. There are big central columns is where Tree of Califas by by artist Margaret Garcia and architect Kate Diamond. On the lower portions of the columns colorful tiles are images and text illustrating the history of the area, white beams leave the top of the columns in haphazard directions designed to look like trees. The exit is at the southern end of the platform where there is a mezzanine directly above within the ceiling (there is another non-public mezzanine lacking staircases at the northern end of the platform). Here two staircases/escalators and an elevator lead to the first lower mezzanine, fare gates lead out from one part of the wall to the TVMs. Above them is the mural Universal Delights. 2010 by Stephen Johnson. Continuing there is another elevator and two escalators in the middle that lead to the upper mezzanine closer to the street. On this mezzanine is Intolerable Beauty by Chris Jordan, lightboxes displaying images of trash. Exits to the street consists of an elevator and up escalator/staircase to the NW and SW corners from Lankershim Blvd and Campo De Cahuenga. The southern entrance leads out to the station's bus loop which includes a layover area. The northern entrance is to 1169 space crowded park & ride lot.
Photos 1-14 taken on 17 March, 2008, 15-41 on 24 February, 2012