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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit METRO

Harry Weese & Associates

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit METRO

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Designed by noted Chicago architect Harry Weese in the 1960s, the first leg of the Metro’s red line opened on March 27, 1976, following more than six years of construction. A 1966 tour of the world's mass transit systems convinced Weese that the stations in the system (which were designed as a whole) needed to be grand in scale and needed to invoke the monumental civic architecture of federal Washington. Read on >>

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