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20 Most Beautiful Underground Subway Stations Around The World.

Underground subway stations used to know for filthy smell, shady background, noise, garbage, and lots of rats. That’s true because most of the world’s underground subway station are not in good condition. Responsible authorities don’t take good care of them. However, there are few exceptions too.

20 Most Beautiful Underground Subway Stations Around The World.

There are few underground subway stations in the world that go against our usual thinking, keeping themselves above the rest, shining out as excellent examples of brilliant architecture.

These beautiful underground subway stations are perfect example of creative thinking and superb interiors that can be constructed in underground spaces.

World’s Most Beautiful Underground Subway Stations

Hope you enjoy them all. Let us know in comments which one is your favorite.

1. City Hall Station, New York

City Hall Station, New York

City Hall Station, New York
Image credits: nycsubway.org

2. Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Shanghai, China

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Shanghai, China

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Shanghai, China

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Shanghai, China
Image credits: mic-ro.com

3. Kievskaya, Mayakovskaya And Park Pobedy Stations, Moscow, Russia

Kievskaya, Mayakovskaya And Park Pobedy Stations, Moscow, Russia

Kievskaya, Mayakovskaya And Park Pobedy Stations, Moscow, Russia

Kievskaya, Mayakovskaya And Park Pobedy Stations, Moscow, Russia
Image credits: imgur.com

4. Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Image credits: getintravel.com

5. T-Centralen Station, Stockholm, Sweden

T-Centralen Station, Stockholm, Sweden

T-Centralen Station, Stockholm, Sweden
Image credits: adragunov.com

6. Solna Station, Stockholm, Sweden

Solna Station, Stockholm, Sweden

Solna Station, Stockholm, Sweden

Solna Station, Stockholm, Sweden
Image credits: imgur.com

7. University Of Naples Subway Station, Italy

University Of Naples Subway Station, Italy

University Of Naples Subway Station, Italy

University Of Naples Subway Station, Italy
Image credits: dezeen.com

8. Malostranská Station In Prague.

Malostranská Station In Prague.

Malostranská Station In Prague.
Image credits: adragunov.com

9. Tilework In Szent Gellért Square, Budapest, Hungary

Tilework In Szent Gellért Square, Budapest, Hungary

Tilework In Szent Gellért Square, Budapest, Hungary
Image credits: architizer.com

10. Toledo Metro Station, Naples, Italy

Toledo Metro Station, Naples, Italy

Toledo Metro Station, Naples, Italy

Toledo Metro Station, Naples, Italy
Image credits: telegraph.co.uk

11. Stockholm, the Water Lily Station – Näckrosen

Stockholm, the Water Lily Station – Näckrosen
Image credits: fnurra.wordpress.com

12. Arts Et Métiers Station, Paris, France

Arts Et Métiers Station, Paris, France

Arts Et Métiers Station, Paris, France
Image credits: flickr.com

13. Tunel, Istanbul Old Metro, Turkey

Tunel, Istanbul Old Metro, Turkey
Image credits: wikimedia.org

14. Slavyansky Bulvar Station, Moscow, Russia

Slavyansky Bulvar Station, Moscow, Russia

Slavyansky Bulvar Station, Moscow, Russia
Image credits: ntvmsnbc.com

15. Avtovo Metro Station, St. Petersburg, Russia

Avtovo Metro Station, St. Petersburg, Russia

Avtovo Metro Station, St. Petersburg, Russia

Avtovo Metro Station, St. Petersburg, Russia
Image credits: asergeev.com

16. Olaias Station, Lisbon, Portugal

Olaias Station, Lisbon, Portugal

Olaias Station, Lisbon, Portugal
Image credits: telegraph.co.uk

17. Kungstradgarden Metro Station, Stokholm, Sweden

Kungstradgarden Metro Station, Stokholm, Sweden

Kungstradgarden Metro Station, Stokholm, Sweden
Image credits: adragunov.com

18. U-bahn Station, Munich, Germany

U-bahn Station, Munich, Germany

U-bahn Station, Munich, Germany

U-bahn Station, Munich, Germany
Image credits: flickr.com

19. Liège Guillemins, Belgium

Liège Guillemins, Belgium
Image credits: e-architect.co.uk

20. Stadion Station, Stockholm, Sweden

Stadion Station, Stockholm, Sweden

Stadion Station, Stockholm, Sweden
Image credits: telegraph.co.uk

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Massimo Vignelli’s Signed 2012 NYC Subway Diagram: The celebrated graphic designer’s illustrious map for the MTA is now available as a poster print

Massimo Vignelli's Signed 2012 NYC Subway Diagram

Less than one year ago, the world lost one of its most important creative minds with the passing of Massimo Vignelli. The celebrated graphic designer bestowed upon us a great number of now-iconic designs, though perhaps none more visibly lasting……

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10 inspiring pieces of subway art and design

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The subway – also known as the Metro, Tube, or Underground, depending on where you are in the world – isn’t just a great way to get around a busy city quickly. Its miles of underutilised walls and ceilings  have also become a platform for amazing subway art and design. Seen by millions of commuters on a daily basis, subway art is the perfect way for creatives and advertisers to showcase their work to a guaranteed audience, particularly if a level of ingenuity is employed.




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Wi-Fi hotspots turn New York subway musicians into a wireless orchestra

Wi-Fi in New York City Subway stations makes it easy to burn through your inbox during your commute, but did you know it can also be used to make some great music? Director Chris Shimojima paired eleven musicians in different subway stations with composer and conductor Ljova using the public Wi-Fi hotspots for his latest video. Each of the musicians were set up with a music stand and an iPhone, while the conductor stationed himself in Bryant Park with nearly a dozen MacBooks to receive all the different video streams. The result is an exceedingly odd use of public space as well as an intriguing look at how each separate line of music combines to form one cohesive whole.

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Subway Series Jewelry by Shahla Karimi: Wear the Harlem to South Ferry route on your wrist from the Brooklyn-based designer’s debut collection

Subway Series Jewelry by Shahla Karimi


Sometimes inspiration comes from the most ordinary experiences. For Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Shahla Karimi, that inspiration came from her daily commute. Drawing from the MTA subway map, Karimi has created a collection of rings and…

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Watch construction crews burrow under Manhattan to build a new subway line

Many New Yorkers don’t know it, but some of the world’s largest public works projects are under construction right under their feet. Work is underway on extending a massive new water tunnel to keep up with demand, and workers are boring under the most dense sections of Midtown to make a new rail link into Grand Central Terminal. But perhaps the most exciting projects for city residents are two new extensions to the vast New York City Subway — one to the far West Side, and another down Second Avenue.

The Subway is New York’s lifeline; it’s a transportation system so vital, that the city itself wouldn’t exist as we know it if the Subway were never built. And these two extensions are severely needed. City planners first started work on the…

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Out-of-context subway messages can be truly terrifying

If you live in a big city and commute via public transportation, particularly some form of subway, you’ve probably noticed the electronic signs that helpfully tell you about train delays and other crucial messages. Out of context, however, these messages can be truly abstract, absurdist, or even threatening.

The Twitter account BART_ebooks (a tribute to the dearly departed @horse_ebooks account) has been collecting some of the weirdest sentences that have flashed overhead in San Francisco’s dearly beloved subway over the past few weeks. Frequent travelers might be able to piece together the context of most of these messages, but that doesn’t make them any less bizarre.

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Subway dress automatically repels the creeps

Taking the subway during rush hour can be a harrowing experience. Confronted by a lack of personal space, Hong Kong-based artist Kathleen McDermott has crafted a mechanical dress that aims to artificially create a little breathing room for its wearer. The Personal Space Dress is an electronic garment that utilizes proximity sensors to detect when a fellow citizen stands too close. Upon identifying a nearby individual, the dress expands its hem using a repurposed umbrella mechanism, creating a barrier between its wearer and the personal space invader.

McDermott’s creation is more of a statement than a product. It’s part of a series of wearables called Urban Armor that explores ways women can take ownership over their personal space in…

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Enjoy New York’s subway illustrations as if you’re on the train

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There are two things any occasional visitor to New York will know about its subway system. One is that each station is adorned with beautiful and unique signage – so much so, you kind of want to visit every one to take them all in. The second? Don’t scoff, NY natives, but however well designed the subway maps and helpful the staff are, it can be a little confusing to know what’s going on the first couple of times you use it.




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Art performence stages the violent results of subway ads

Artist Jon Burgerman From New York City interested in “instigating improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle.” He has a creative idea to re-purpose the subway ads of movies in a series of photos he calls ‘Head Shots.’ he uses fake blood to stage the hidden side to the ads by showing what actually happens…
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