Tuesday, August 16

Stunning metro stations around the world


Stunning metro stations around the world

  • The newly-opened Fulton Center transit hub in New York is getting rave reviews from subway riders. The station has opened after 10 years and at a cost of over US$1 bn. Featuring a giant rooftop skylight and digital information screens, the transit hub has been called a ‘modern gem’.</p><br />
<p>Click through to find other stunning metro stations from around the world.
  • The Olaias metro station was designed by Tomás Taveira while the installation art was created by Pedro Cabrita Reis, Graça Pereira Coutinho, Pedro Calapez and Rui Sanchez.
  • Opened in 2012, the Toledo metro station has a design based on themes of light and water. A work called Light Panels by Robert Wilson illuminates the station corridor.
  • The Westfriedhof station, built in 1996, is lit by 11 lamps. The unique light design of the station was designed by Ingo Maurer.
  • Opened in 1963, the Museum station is named after the nearby Royal Ontario museum. The supporting columns have been made to resemble the ancient Egyptian deity Osiris as well as Toltec warriors.
  • Built in 1955, the Avtoto metro station bears a striking resemblance to another famous landmark – the US Capitol. The neo-classical domed roof sits atop a station made of marble columns and stately mosaics.

     The newly-opened Fulton Center transit hub in New York is getting rave reviews from subway riders. The station has opened after 10 years and at a cost of over US$1 bn. Featuring a giant rooftop skylight and digital information screens, the transit hub has been called a ‘modern gem’.</p><br />
<p>Click through to find other stunning metro stations from around the world.

  • The Olaias metro station was designed by Tomás Taveira while the installation art was created by Pedro Cabrita Reis, Graça Pereira Coutinho, Pedro Calapez and Rui Sanchez.
  • Opened in 2012, the Toledo metro station has a design based on themes of light and water. A work called Light Panels by Robert Wilson illuminates the station corridor.
  • The Westfriedhof station, built in 1996, is lit by 11 lamps. The unique light design of the station was designed by Ingo Maurer.
  • Opened in 1963, the Museum station is named after the nearby Royal Ontario museum. The supporting columns have been made to resemble the ancient Egyptian deity Osiris as well as Toltec warriors.
  • Built in 1955, the Avtoto metro station bears a striking resemblance to another famous landmark – the US Capitol. The neo-classical domed roof sits atop a station made of marble columns and stately mosaics.
  • A must-see destination for travellers in Sweden, the Stockholm metro has been called the ‘longest art gallery in the world’. The station was decorated by artists Enno Hallek and Ake Pallarp in 1973.
  • The Southwark tube station, opened in 1999, was designed by Sir Richard MacCormac. He was inspired by the work of the 19th century Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
  • Frescoed ceilings, gigantic chandeliers, art nouveau benches – the Komsomolskaya metro station was built in the 1930s and remains one of the world’s most lasting and beautiful subway stations till date.
  • Taking its name from the Musée des Arts et Métiers, the station opened in 1904. It was redesigned by Belgian comics artist François Schuiten reminiscent of the science fiction works of Jules Verne in 1994.
  • Inaugurated in 2009, the Dubai metro station will be the longest driverless system on earth once it is completely finished. The interiors are separated into four types, based on the four elements.
  • The station is known for its ‘Dome of Light’, the largest glass work in the world. Designed by Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata, it is made up of 4500 glass panels.
  • Perhaps the world’s most mysterious subway systems, its design was first revealed in 1969. Despite its relatively short length (14 miles), it serves more daily travellers than Frankfurt’s U-Bahn.
  • The Plac Wilsona (or Wilson Square) was opened in 2005. It went on to win the Metro award for the best recently constructed station during the MetroRail convention in 2008.
  • Now abandoned, the only way to see the City Hall station is on a tour offered by the New York Transit Museum. It opened in 1904 only to close in 1945 due to lack of use. Rafael Guastavino-designed tiles decorate the arched ceilings.
  • Stunning metro stations around the world

    The newly-opened Fulton Center transit hub in New York is getting rave reviews from subway riders. On November 10th, the station officially opened after a decade of work. Built at a cost of over US $1 billion, the station is already getting rave reviews from the public. Featuring a giant rooftop skylight and digital information screens, the transit hub has been called a ‘modern gem’.

    Click through to find other stunning metro stations from around the world.