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Moscow Subway

Moscow

Russia

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
May 18, 2005
December 14, 2017

Built in the 1930s to showcase the glory of Soviet Communism, the stations are works of art with marble, chandeliers, and stunning art deco designs.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

While Soviet Communism produced dismal results in most endeavors, you can't deny its one shining achievement: the world's most beautiful subway system. Each of the stations, built with marble and other gorgeous stone, is a palace constructed for the pleasure of everyday transit riders. The system is still the transportation lifeblood of the city.

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