Paris Transforms Ghost Metro Stations into Social Areas: The 133-mile (approximately 209 km) railway line under the streets of Paris is one of Europe's largest underground Metro systems. But among these there are 16 abandoned and almost completely forgotten stations called 'ghost stations'.
Some 'ghost stations' were evacuated immediately after the Nazi invasion, and others were never opened to the public. With the new plans, it is thought that these abandoned areas can be considered as swimming pools, night clubs or restaurants.
Abandoned London underground stations are converted into hydroponic farms, while their French counterparts turn into successful social spaces. This restructuring was brought up by Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Paris's candidate for mayor. This candidate presented images of what the Arsenal station looked like after the check was drawn and drawn by two architects.
Kosciusko-Morizet said that these designs are only examples of what can be done. He said that he would ask the people of Paris how best to fill these empty spaces if elected.
One of the recommendations includes a swimming pool where customers can swim from start to finish at the location of the railway line. The plans are presented by former Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development, Transport and Accommodation, and by the current mayor candidate, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet.
Among the proposed designs is a theater. The metro system of the French capital is one of the busiest metro systems in the world with its 303 station.
A dining hall-style restaurant was also created as a sample design. When it comes to a structure built underground, a number of health and safety factors emerge and it takes years for a number of conditions, including fire-related legislation, to be fulfilled.
This design is similar to the hydroponic farms proposed in London. The station was closed in World War II on 2 September 2 as a result of the mobilization of the Compagnie du chemin de fer métropolitain de Paris (CMP) employees. This station, which has never been opened, serves as a training center for CMP representatives today.
This plan enabled Arsenal Station to become one of the world's famous galleries centered around the City of Lights. Located in the 4th district of Paris, this ghost station is located on the 5th line between Bastille and Quai de la Rapée stations.
Due to its location underground, a nightclub would be a great solution for ghost stations. Platforms are places where city explorers will surely be visited, even though they are now out of reach of the public.