Officials hope the reconstructed Wilson station will help serve as an anchor for economic development in the Uptown neighborhood on the city's North Side.
"This is a great starting point for the future design of an important station that helps thousands of Chicagoans get to work and school each day," said Mayor Emanuel. "The Red Line is the backbone of our transportation network and this new station will drive economic activity throughout the city for years to come."
The contemporary design is made of glass and steel. An auxiliary entrance is planned for Sunnyside Avenue, where theTarget and Aldi stores are located.
The project also includes significant track and signal system improvements near the station, as well as structural and viaduct work.