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Washington DC Metro Awarded AIA 25 Year Award

Washington DC Metro Awarded AIA 25 Year Award
Washington DC Metro Awarded AIA 25 Year Award, © Flickr CC User Sergio Feria
© Flickr CC User Sergio Feria

The AIA has given the 25 year award - for architectural projects which have stood the test of time - to the Washington DC Metro System. Designed by Harry Weese and opened in 1976, the metro system has been praised for its application of a sense of civic dignity to the function of transportation, as well as the consistency of the design across its 86 stations. You can read an accompanying article about the design of the Metro System here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Washington DC Metro Awarded AIA 25 Year Award" 13 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/466551/washington-dc-metro-awarded-aia-25-year-award/> ISSN 0719-8884