Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Existing DC Metro Stations

Entrance of Existing Metro stations.

Platform of Existing Metro Stations.

The image above shows the platform conditions some existing stations. Despite of their gloomy interior, the concrete vaults, coffers or arches provide a unifying theme for the 46 underground stations. These vaults are impressive and have created an unique atmosphere to welcome the train. They are signatures of DC Metro that really capture DC newcomers' eyes.

Although my thesis wants to argue that the architecture of the stations are currently lacking a relationship with the neighborhood context, I still think that unless I have really strong reasons, ie. not just from architectural point of view, the existing character of vault should be kept.

1 comment:

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A beautiful collection of pictures. I have to remind myself of these images when entering/exiting particularly grimy feeling stations.