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Old Posted May 8, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Canary Wharf is definitely a ‘highlight’ station; London’s strength is in its spectacular diversity of station designs.

Notting Hill Gate

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Aldgate

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White City

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Arnos Grove

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Mornington Crescent

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Earls Court

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Old Posted May 8, 2013, 4:21 PM
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I'd say the stations for the newest metro lines in Athens, Greece are quite beautiful. They have the benefit of being new (Olympics time-frame), stunningly clean, modern (huge amounts of polished/matte marble), etc.

My favourites of them all are the "Acropolis" and "Syntagma" stations. They have all of the above features, but they're also like museums thanks to all of the displays of ancient sculptures and artifacts (many of which were actually discovered during the excavation process for the stations ... imagine the history!)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhaktia...am/6095957078/
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http://www.athens-greece.us/pictures...ma-station.jpg
http://www.mlahanas.de/Greece/Cities...nsMetro02.html
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Old Posted May 8, 2013, 4:32 PM
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I really like Berlin´s S-Bahn stations.

Such as Hackescher Markt.





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Old Posted May 8, 2013, 6:54 PM
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a couple from LA

1) Union Station



2) Hollywood and Vine




3) Gold Line

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Old Posted May 9, 2013, 3:03 PM
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Triangeln station in Malmo has gotten a lot of praise as a beautiful modern underground station design:











Source: http://pfnphoto.com/new/malmo-triangeln/


Certainly reminiscent of the tube station in Canary Wharf








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Old Posted May 9, 2013, 6:41 PM
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Yes, that it truly gorgeous! Dynamic, bright, and gently ornate without the archaic, over-the-top embellishment of some of the communist concoctions.
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2) Hollywood and Vine
This... is hideous.
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Old Posted May 10, 2013, 2:11 AM
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A few photos I took last August in Moscow...



Mayakovskaya

Mayakovskaya Metro Station, Moscow by JH_1982, on Flickr

Belorusskaya

Belorusskaya Metro Station, Moscow by JH_1982, on Flickr

Komsomolskaya

Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow by JH_1982, on Flickr

Novokuznetskaya

Novokuznetskaya Metro Station, Moscow by JH_1982, on Flickr

Paveletskaya

Paveletskaya Metro Station, Moscow by JH_1982, on Flickr

Prospekt Mira

Prospekt Mira Station, Moscow by JH_1982, on Flickr
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I've always loved the stark beauty of Montreal's brutalist subway stations. It's definitely a case of love it or hate it though.

Monk Station, Green Line

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Bonaventure Station, Orange Line

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Outremont Station, Blue Line

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Universite de Montreal Station, Blue Line

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Pie IX Station, Green Line

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These are the most used buildings in each city, upwards of 60-100 million users annually and holding up to 100,000 people in them during a rush hour period- they should be the modern day equivalent of the cathedrals of years past - but for the people by the people .
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the Moscow stations are, no doubt, beautiful, but they also seem to be VERY depressing.
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I was impressed with LA's stations when we visited last summer. The stations were clean and all the escalators seemed to work (something WMATA here in DC hasn't figured out).
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the Moscow stations are, no doubt, beautiful, but they also seem to be VERY depressing.
Agreed. They look way too austere and "palatial" for my taste. Simplicity and practicality are the mark of good subway station design.
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LA's two best subway stations are Vermont/Beverly and Vermont/Sunset. Those are the only two that suit my taste.

Vermont/Beverly

http://www.urbanrail.net/am/lsan/pix...Beverly-12.JPG


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Vermont/Sunset

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3901754...n/photostream/


http://subwaynut.com/california/la_m...nt-sunset1.jpg
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This... is hideous.
Hey, it wouldn't be Hollywood if it wasn't tacky.
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These are the most used buildings in each city, upwards of 60-100 million users annually and holding up to 100,000 people in them during a rush hour period- they should be the modern day equivalent of the cathedrals of years past - but for the people by the people .
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How do threads like this derail so badly so quickly? Worlds Most Beautiful Subway Stations isn't that ambiguous.
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^ Because this is the first thread in the history of SSP forums to get "derailed."
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Old Posted May 12, 2013, 6:48 AM
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Many of Paris' metro stations are steampunk without even trying. The whole genre was largely invented by French comic-book artists interpreting the relics of the Gilded Age, after all. In that period, the French tended to have a much greater degree of refinement on steel structures than Americans, and all the flanges, rivets, and the occasional gear became a particular form of ornament. Some might know the Bibliotheque Ste. Genevieve... obviously the Eiffel Tower as well, and anything else Eiffel built.

Getting back to metro stations:

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How do threads like this derail so badly so quickly? Worlds Most Beautiful Subway Stations isn't that ambiguous.
When above grade and at grade stations are included as subway stations, it makes one wonder what below grade stations should be called?
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