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Some of the early underground and elevated stations represent a style of metro architecture which was somewhat pioneering back then. The busiest architect of that time was Alfred Grenander, who evolved from a decorative style to modernism between 1902 and 1930 [untergrundbahn.de], [berliner-untergrundbahn.de].
Photo:
Refurbished interior in the entrance building of Wittenbergplatz station, built in 1913 by Alfred Grenander.


The co-financing of the U-Bahn line to Dahlem (called U3 today) by the posh district of Wilmersdorf facilitated a prestigious architecture in some stations.
Photo [Daniel Erler, absence-of-fear.de]:
Heidelberger Platz station from 1913 by Wilhelm Leitgebel.


Most of the newer stations in Berlin are by Rainer G. Rümmler. Designs range from 1960s Minimalist style and colourful 1970s Pop Art design to Postmodernism.
Photo [u-bahnbilder.de]:
Postmodernist-style Rathaus Spandau station from 1984 by Rainer G. Rümmler.

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