Kaohsiung MRT station listed on 7 Most Stunning Subways in World

Formosa Boulevard Station in Kaohsiung is renowned for its architecture of stained glass

(Image from websites of Taiwan Tourism Bureau: eng.taiwan.net.tw)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Formosa Boulevard Station in Kaohsiung city has been named as one of the 7 Most Stunning Subway Stations in the World by Popular Mechanics.

The subway station in Kaohsiung city amazed the author for its stained glass architecture which is normally reserved for cathedrals. The Formosa Boulevard Station featuring the "Dome of Light" is described as a "cathedral by virtue" for its massive colorful glass panels that decorate one of the busiest stations in the city.

This magnificent piece of the art was created by the notable artist, Narcissus Quagliata and took almost four years to complete. Furthermore, the dome is the world's largest public art installation made from individual pieces of colored glass.

The Formosa Boulevard Station is the only subway station located in Asia that was named in the list. The author says that for those who visit all of the stations in the list, they are assured to break their perception of a subway station as always being dull, colorless and packed with people, instead, a subway station can be complemented with art and beauty. 

The other 6 stations in the list are Candidplatz Station in Germany, Toledo Metro Art Station in Italy, T-Centralen Station in Sweden, Arts et Metiers Sation in France, Kievskaya Station in Russia and City Hall Station in the U.S.