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14 of the World’s Most Amazing Subways!

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 1, 2011 @ 7:01 pm In Art,Green Transportation | 1 Comment


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Some of our favorites include the Drassanes Station in Barcelona, which was given a swanky facelift by ON-A Architects and the incredible Stocholm Tunnelbana in Sweden. The latter used the bedrock as a unique medium for public art [5], instead of covering up, and features a total of 140 artists throughout their network of 100 stations.

Spain’s Nuevos Ministerios features giant eyes that appear to peer down on would-be transgressors, somewhat different than the red eyes of rats that emerge from beneath the streets of Manhattan [6], while Munich’s U-Bahn just makes you want to do a happy rainbow dance. This is what sustainability is all about: creating positive solutions that will be good for the long haul.

Via Web Urbanist [7]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/14-subways-you-definitely-want-to-ride-on/worlds-coolest-subways-drassanes-barcelona/?extend=1

[3] Public transportation: http://inhabitat.com/crazy-paris-subway-maintenance-center-topped-with-solar-powered-helicopter-blades/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/14-subways-you-definitely-want-to-ride-on/worlds-coolest-subways-drassanes-barcelona/

[5] unique medium for public art: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/public-art-pops-up-on-bowery-gates-for-the-festival-of-ideas-in-nyc/

[6] the streets of Manhattan: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/prechtecks-nybillboard-is-a-city-in-the-sky-above-manhattan/

[7] Web Urbanist: http://weburbanist.com/2011/05/27/modern-metro-14-of-the-worlds-coolest-subway-stations/

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