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10 former train stations put to creative new uses

By: Angela Nelson on July 29, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
Musée d’Orsay in Paris

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Surely you've been inside a railway station of some sort. They're often, but not always, massive places — huge buildings with giant rooms, high ceilings and rows of tracks, whether outside or underground. Throughout history, some of these places have stopped operating for various reasons — a company goes bankrupt, populations shift or transportation preferences change. Cavernous spaces are left empty and unused as a result.

So what happens to them? Some sit empty to this day, like these abandoned stations in New York City, but others are being put to creative new uses. When it comes to "reduce, reuse, recycle," these 10 former railway stations are nailing reuse.