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47th is a stop located in the middle of the Dan Ryan Expressways. It has its exit at the southern end of the island platform. Here a narrow staircase followed by a narrow escalator, then the elevator leads up to the standard glass walled station house at street level. There are then the turnstiles and then the station house ends with doors a bit before 47th Street's overpass. A wide open air walkway must be used to actually reach the street. This is do to a slight curve in the ROW just before the station and only wanting to build a platform on a straight stretch of track. There is a covered walkway to the northside of 47th Street where the entrance is and then a covered crosswalk to the southside of the street for connecting buses.
CTA Arts in Transit Program: Canopy Lights Jo Hormuth by, Laser-cut Acrylite, aluminum — There are designs in the clear domes that make up the platform canopies.
All photos taken on 1 August, 2011

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Board here sign beneath Canopy Lights
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Approaching the turnstiles
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This wide area outside of the station house must be crossed to reach the street, this is because the Dan Ryan is curving and the station was designed
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Approaching the first staircase to Out
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On the upper level of the overpass going towards the upper exit
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Looking down the roof of the platform from the last staircase
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The central stairs/escalator up from the lower-level fare control
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South Side Weave is over the central escalators/staircases
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Last Updated: 4 September, 2012
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