5. 28th Street Station Floral Mosaics
After a six month closure, the 28th street subway station on the Lexington Avenue 4 and 6 line made an exciting comeback with a striking new look. The renovated station is decked out in floral glass mosaics created by Miotto Mosaic Art Studio based on drawings by artist Nancy Blum. The murals depict flowers from the perennial collection of the Madison Square Park Conservancy including vibrant red buds, hellebores, witch hazel, magnolias, daffodils, hydrangeas and camellia plants. 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. The murals accompany a host of other upgrades to the station like new digital screens and structural upgrades.