She’s enlisted the help of architects Manal Rachdi of OXO Associates and Nicolas Laisné to create renderings of the stations, repurposed as sleek spaces to display art, open restaurants, or create parks.
Similarly, the architects propose that underground clubs could bring nightlife into neighborhoods without drawing noise complaints. And underground gardens — with skylights, of course — could give Parisians a place to enjoy nature on a rainy day.
Most of the ghost stations have been closed since France entered World War II in 1939. And although they haven’t seen passengers in 75 years, many of them have still led a somewhat active life.