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America's first subway started to include works of art in stations in 1967 and continues to do so with new stations. Murals, sculptures and other types of artworks have been acquired through donations and art competitions [mbta.com].
Photo [Madhava Enros, madhava.com]: Ornate wrought-iron entrance structure built in 1917 at Copley station.

Boston is a little cheating with the Metro Silver line as it is just a bus line. They call it "a state-of-the-art rubber-tyred rapid transit system". High-tech buses run through tunnels like a subway and stop at architecturally interesting stations. In Courthouse station, double-height walls are covered with square panels of brushed steel [mbta.com].
Photo: Mezzanine level of Courthouse station built in 2004.



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