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Going underground: Building work on the Pyongyang Metro began in 1965. When the first stations opened just four years later, it became one of the showpiece capital’s showpieces projects. Claiming to be the deepest subway system in the world, at 110 metres - making it an ideal bomb shelter should Korean War hostilities re-commence - its stations share the same palatial scale and lavish decoration as the Moscow Metro, with platforms adorned with marble columns and crystal chandeliers, and walls lined with superbly detailed mosaics. Photo: Oliver Wainwright

July 11, 2018 4:43 PM (UTC+8)