Sunday, May 18, 2008
Hector Guimard: Architect of Art Nouveau
An Hector Guimard designed subway entrance, one of only 17 originals remaining, still serves one of the 300 stations that comprise the city's Métropolitain system, which began operations in 1900. The newest line is No. 14, called Météor, which opened in 1998.
At the Porte Dauphine stop, the original glass canopy is the only surviving enclosed edicule of the Paris Métro. We can see it today at the western terminus of the No. 2 line.