Friday, March 6, 2009
International Names, Underground Art
Geared to improve systems of public transportation and position the city as an arts capital the Naples Metropolitan Rail System (M.N. Metropolitana de Napoli S.P.A.) has been working on an ambitious plan to realize a new highspeed line from Caserta to Salerno, Italy. Now scheduled for completion in 2011 construction will increase the number of rail stations from 45 to 114, and extend its infrastructure to serve 70% of the population, up from 25%. The program is impressive, not only for its scale, but its dedication to art. Among the international and Italian talents commissioned to design the new stations are Sol Lewitt, Zaha Hadid, Anish Kapoor and Karim Rashid. Courtesy of Luxuryculture.com.