Tashkentaka Toshkent, Uzbekistan
Examples of interesting station design:
Tashkent's metro, built in 1977, allegedly as one of the most beautiful in the former Soviet Union, consists of three lines. Leading architects and artists from Uzbekistan took part in creating unique stations, some of them decorated in Islamic designs.
Tashkent Photo [ ilkhom.ferghana.ru]: Ceiling of Navoiy station from 1984.
Enduring materials have been used for Tashkent's station interiors, like engraved metal, glass, granite, marble, or carved alabaster. Each station's design is distinct and devoted to a certain theme.
Photo [ crafts.freenet.uz]: Mustaqilik Maidoni station from 1977. Former Soviet family Members: Baku, Dnepropetrovsk, Kazan, Kharkov, Kiev, Minsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan, Characteristics: The same type of trains is used, stations are often lavishly decorated and made of marble or other natural stone. Many of these cities began with a triangular three-line network layout and three transfer stations. Derivatives: Warsaw Pact family.
See here: ( voices.metro.ru).
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