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Reimagining Paris’s Derelict Métro Stations

Parisian mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet's proposal for the city’s abandoned train stations can be safely described as awesome. The designs are still a dream, but the city of lights is a good place for creative activity.
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Hidden underground in Paris are 11 abandoned remnants of a dark period in French history: “Many of these ‘ghost’ or ‘phantom’ stations shuttered after the occupation during WWII.”

Entre Parisian mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, who, according to a post by Stephanie Garlock has “teamed up with architect Manal Rachdi and urban planner Nicolas Laisné. They drew up a few crazy-looking renderings to get started, starting with Arsenal, a 4th arrondissement station closed since 1939.”

Proposals include a theater and a swimming pool, among others.

Full Story: Paris's Abandoned Métro Stations, Reimagined as Theaters and Pools

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