Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung
If you live in New York, you know that many of the subway stations are outfitted with unique public art designed to distinguish and beautify them. If you take the trains often, you know that this feature does little to change the fact that you are basically zooming through an underground trash heap that would shame the Occupy Wall Street rallies. The subway system in New York is always dirty; a symptom of the fact that it provides over 1.65 billion rides per year. While that information is a beautiful thing, the stations themselves, are not. Other cities have gotten it right however, and thrown a few dollars into maintenance and beauty. Take a look at the pristine stations of five other cities and ask yourselves: should the MTA collect a few extra benjamins and consider calling Merry Maids?