Art Underground

Many New Yorkers firmly plant their eyes on books, e-readers, or their phones to quietly avoid looking too hard at their surroundings in the subway. Other cities embrace the potential of the underground public space by enhancing it with incredible art and architecture. For a recent overhaul of the Toledo station in Napoli, Italy, architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca covered the walls and ceiling in a mesmerizing array of tiny blue and white tiles, creating a beautiful oceanic mosaic. View more gorgeous metro stations in this collection.