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The Vivid Colors of Munich U-Bahn

Munich, the capital of Bavaria and Germany’s third largest city with 1.3 million inhabitants got its U-Bahn subway system (Untergrundbahn meaning subway in German) only in 1972 in the occasion of hosting the Olympic games, yet the network has rapidly reached 100.3 km (62.3 mi) of active lines and is compromised of 100 stations at the present time. Learning from mistakes of other countries – Munich achieved spacious and efficient results in its metro system. While first stations were designed pretty plain the recent ones have quite interesting concepts, colorful outlooks and unexpected finishes, such as Dulferstrasse station, designed by Peter Lanz and Jurgen… Read more »

Shanghai’s BUND Colors Tunnel, Designed by the High for the High

The Bund sightseeing tunnel, a bizarre kinda of entertainment coming out of Shanghai, China. A tunnel that crosses the river connecting the north side of Chen Yi Square at the Bund and the Oriental Pearl Radio and Television Tower at Pudong. The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel has a total length of 646.7 meter and is China’s first cross-river artificial sightseeing tunnel. Modern high technologies are applied in the decoration of the interior walls of the tunnel, providing the passengers with background music accompanied with laser light-beam visualizations, as well as pictures, patterns and views about people, history, culture, science and technology and… Read more »

China’s Underwater Train

China completes construction of world’s fastest underwater railway tunnel The Construction of China’s first underwater railway tunnel has been recently completed in southern China, which allows trains to operate at the world’s top speed under the water. The project, or the Shiziyang Tunnel, crosses the Pearl River estuary in south China’s Guangdong Province with a length of 10.8 kilometers. It is designed for trains travelling at 350 kilometers per hour, the highest of all underwater tunnels worldwide.  The 10.8-kilometers tunnel, which is also the country’s longest, is a key part of a 140-kilometer high-speed rail link that connects Guangzhou, the… Read more »

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