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5 Fab Renewal Plans for Paris' Abandoned Métro Stations

Parisian mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has done something rather unorthodox in her bid for reelection, proposing alternate uses for her city's 'phantom' Métro stations, 11 stops in the Paris underground that currently lay abandoned. Many were shuttered after the occupation during WWII, while a few simply never opened, and in their place, Kosciusko-Morizet has proposed a pool, a restaurant, an art gallery, a theater, and a rather posh looking nightclub, all done up by architects Manal Rachdi and Nicolas Laisné. Though there isn't yet a firm plan to put them in place, the candidate has pledged to solicit more ideas and release more proposals if she takes office. Not to say that these stations have been completely without use, as one, St. Martin, was a shooting location for Ridley Scott's Prometheus, but most Parisians would probably choose a place to swim laps or a cavernous performance space (think of the acoustics!) over a backdrop for CGI extraterrestrials. Peruse the rest of the plans below:

· Metro Makeovers for the Abandoned Stations of Paris [Messy Nessy Chic]