“Esperanza” was created to serve as a beacon, welcoming the hard working, diverse community of south Sacramento. Though reminiscent of a temple, the arch is not intended to reference a particular culture or religion, but invites individual interpretation. The intricately cut steel temple-like structure evokes the feeling of a sacred and safe place, a metaphor for the importance of public transportation that serves this community. A text component, including such phrases as “I see you have a family to take care of” and “I see you searching for a better life” speaks volumes to this community. At its most elemental level, “Esperanza” serves as an inviting entrance to the station and community landmark.