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Parisian Abandoned Subway Stations May Become Awesome Hotspots

Paris Subway dance club render

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Although most of the ghost subway stations in Paris have gone pretty much unused since France went into WWII in 1939, they may still have some life in them yet. A Paris mayoral candidate is proposing the underground spaces be turned into any number of usable, and very cool, destinations.


In a city whose sewers attract tourists, it’s no surprise that a mayoral candidate is proposing to turn abandoned subway stations into art galleries, nightclubs, restaurants, and pools.

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a center-right candidate for mayor of Paris and former environment minister, has unveiled a series of plans to turn the legendary “ghost stations” of the Paris Metro into underground oases.

She’s enlisted the help of architects Manal Rachdi of OXO Associates and Nicolas Laisné to create renderings of the stations, repurposed as sleek spaces to display art, open restaurants, or create parks. Read More

Octavio Rodriguez

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