Forgotten Paris Metro stations transformed – BT
A Parisian mayoral candidate has re-imagined the city’s ghost Metro stations as swimming pools, restaurants and discos.
Can you imagine swimming in a tube station or watching theatre deep underground?
In Paris it could become a reality. The woman campaigning to be the first female mayor of the French capital has released her ideas for the city’s forgotten Metro stations.
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has commissioned artist impressions of potential uses of the ghost stations, using the defunct Arsenal stop in the 4th arrondissement as a template to image theatres, swimming pools, restaurants and nightclubs.
If the 40-year-old wins the election in March, the woman known as NKM will invite Parisians to come up with ideas for the abandoned underground spaces.
There are 16 disused stations on Paris’s underground transport system. The majority closed when France joined the Second World War in 1939.
Five have never opened to the public: two were constructed but never used and the other three designed and built but never even connected to a Metro line.
Last updated: 07 February 2014, 16:16 GMT