This atmospheric Washington Metro photographic print is offered in black and white to maximise the station’s stunning design.
Both loved and hated by commuters, stations in the Washington Metro system were originally designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese. Older stations like the one photographed feature elements of Brutalism, but newer stations pay homage to Weese’s design with slightly softer features. High, curved ceilings with coffered vaults provide a less claustrophobic experience than the London Tube and NY Subway, and subdued lighting softens harsh shadows and provide an almost cathedral-esque sense of calm. In 2014 the Washington Metro system was deservedly awarded the American Institute of Architects 25 Year Award.
Fun facts: Foggy Bottom Metro Station is used as a location in the popular game Fallout.
This Washington Metro photographic print is :-
– printed on A4 (21x30cm) professional semi-gloss photographic paper;
– individually signed and fully mounted (including back board) on 28x35cm black card; and
– shipped in board-backed packaging in a sealed cellophane protective sleeve.
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