Nocturnal view: Inside Copenhagen’s abandoned, nocturnal tunnel

In two years, one of Copenhagen’s oldest metro lines will be torn down and replaced with the city’s new Metro 1. But for now, one tunnel in particular, snaking along the former city line,…

Nocturnal view: Inside Copenhagen’s abandoned, nocturnal tunnel

In two years, one of Copenhagen’s oldest metro lines will be torn down and replaced with the city’s new Metro 1. But for now, one tunnel in particular, snaking along the former city line, gets an extra special light show from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on most days. The tunnel has been called the “Concorde,” not because it is lead-lined and takes the most direct route, but because at the end, the platform becomes an enclosed helipad.

Jagrup Cleding, a subway enthusiast at the Copenhagen Documentation Centre, helped create the “Concorde Tunnel Log,” a social network for designers, artists, and architects to share their proposals for the renovated metro system, including the tunnel (now the metro’s only portal). For the season’s finale, a train decorated with murals was escorted from the main subway train station to the space where the tunnel once was. The station itself is a 1920s mass transit hub, a design beloved for its clean, modern lines and tall arches. It makes for a gorgeous backdrop.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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