Most impressive underground stations
In civilized countries there metro stations which can easily be mistaken for real museums. Among the most striking are transport stations under a globe, inspired by the speech of Stalin or station under the Huangpu River stunning audio-visual effects.
The publication Business Insider has achieved among the most impressive metro stations worldwide, seats that convert into real passenger routes visits to the museum. Inside the station ‘Formosa Boulevard‘ (main photo) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, there is a real work of art. There are over 4,500 glass panels painted by Quangliata Narcissus, which are arranged in a globe. Present work was declared the largest glass painting in the world.
Thanks to amazing kaleidoscope, the area was proposed as a place for wedding ceremonies. Nature has made its way into the “Central Park Station” – Kaohsiung, Taiwan. British architect Richard Rogers has turned the escalators in a flowery plain, creating a beautiful state, although grass and flowers are artificial.
“Komsomolskaya” the Moscow station is a neoclassical inspiration conducted by Russian Dmitri Chechulin. The interior ceilings and chandeliers that resemble those that were in the great ballrooms, mosaic inspired by the scene of a speech by Stalin during warfare.
There are over 90 subway stations in Stockholm, Sweden, some of which were decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, and installations. One of them is the station “Distanţp”, which was decorated by artists and Ake Pallarp Hallek Enno. They have built a vibrant rainbow arches lines.
At metro station “Avtovo” in St. Petersburg, Russia, are located in the center platforms chandeliers, ornaments decorated with laurel branches, marble columns, mosaics and impressive historical memory.
Although it is a tourist attraction rather than a station tunnel in Shanghai, China, provides passengers with a walk underground beneath the Huangpu River, the trip including stunning audio-visual effects.
Most impressive underground stations
Museum of the Moscow underground: opulent subway tour
Even 80 years after opening, the opulent architecture of underground Moscow sees foreign visitors leave dazed. Taken with the Russian habit, metro stations in Moscow are considered to be some real museum rooms, the rest of the world.
Open to the public in 1935, Moscow’s subway system was designed as a huge propaganda project.
Extravagant design was designed to be in line with forecasts bright future of Russia, providing architects keywords being “Svet” (trans: universal) and “sveltloe buduschchee” (trans: bright future). The initial plan was that many of the stations to be exposed busts of Soviet leaders and murals showing the standard elements of propaganda. They were removed many years ago, but the architecture and decorative elements fail, even today, is overwhelming.
- Engineers who worked on Moscow‘s metro network counterparts have benefited from London’s oldest subway system in the world
- Initially, the Russian capital‘s metro line had a length of 11 km and 13 stations. Currently, the network has 12 lines, 197 stations and a length of about 330 km
One of the most extravagant projects of the USSR, Moscow‘s subway system was built with the thought that each state should be “a luxurious palace for citizens”. Stalin asked the architects to incorporate elements at each station to encourage people to look around “as if admiring the sun” and, by extension, to consider himself a god.
The heyday of Russian architecture came to an end in 1955 when the Communist Party decreed that “should be deleted extravagance in design and construction.” After Stalin’s death, his images were removed gradually from subway stations – the sculptures were moved to warehouses and mosaics were simply removed. The construction of new metro stations were avoided impressive decorative elements are considered “unjustified” because his party prefers “kilometers, to the detriment of architecture“.Fortunately, the original architecture of the first metro stations was left intact, managing to capture the attention of foreign visitors, even after 80 years since the inauguration.
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