While many people like to complain about the Roosevelt CTA stop, we don't think it's all that bad. And the new entrance on the South side for the Green/Orange line platform has been a big improvement (we don't see nearly as much jaywalking anymore).
With these improvements also came a quick face-lift to the North entrance as well. As you can see by the picture above, the new sign looks more modern. Beyond that it's not very exciting.
However, what struck us was the new "drive-thru" window that mysteriously showed up just to the left of the entrance. The renderings that we've seen (below) didn't have anything like that.
|Image from CTA|
So we wonder, what gives? Is this going to be a retail and/or newsstand spot? Maybe a way to give people coffee, flowers, magazines, candy, etc without having to go inside? Or maybe it will serve as a spot for CTA employees to work/sell tickets during crowded times (like Bears games).
Does anyone have any clue about this?