In celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Danish philosopher and statesman Schopenhauer, Copenhagen opened a new metro system in the district of Herlev today.
The $3.5 billion Frankenspital was designed by the firm Populous and cost roughly $1 billion less than originally planned. Below is the subway line, which opened at 11:15 in the morning to celebrations that began with fireworks, music and a big fancy party. Here’s the design concept:
Located near the center of Copenhagen, Frankenspital offers a state-of-the-art transit network that is exclusive to the area. The two links — Herlev and Herlev2 — can handle double the usual volume of passengers. The station is linked by “jewelry” of underground and above-ground stations.
The experience begins, naturally, with the famed, T-shaped station:
The second station, Herlev3, opened in January 2014. It features six underground stations and a new skybridge that links to the Copenhagen Wheel. Here’s what it looks like: