The station above is Nicollet mall station. I got off Nicollet station and was looking for something 'art' there, but I could not. I was kind of little bit disappointed somehow. However, when I died away from the station, I found that the station, itself, was the artful. I am not an architect, so I did not figure out what full-shaped station means, but it attracted me at least. Even though it was not an indoor-station, it functioned almost perfectly. Why almost perfectly? Think about our crazy winter. How can someone endure cold weather outside while waiting the train? I think the station should also function as a place to rest. In a special situation like in Minnesota, I think indoor-station would be great. Except that fact, I was satisfied with the station. First of all, the station stood out among other buildings, so I could easily figure out when I returned to the station. Secondly, the actual location was convenient to wander from place to place. Many famous restaurants, department stores, theaters, and, most importantly, ‘Gameworks’ are around station by walking distance.
I would say that 'Sequestration' works for this station. Actually the station was comparatively small because the place, which the station is actually located in, limits the size of station. In other words, it is located in crowded area, so the station can not occupy a lot of apace. Indeed, the station is in between walkway and road, so it distinguishes between walkway and road, so the station is used to separate function.