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Tekniska Högskolan subway station

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Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) was founded in 1827 and has since then had famous alumni like Christer Fuglesang, Dolph Lundgren, and Anette Scheibe pass its exams. In 1973 Tekniska Högskolan finally got its own subway station, to help students and professors get to their classes.

Unsurprisingly, the award-winning station (with art by Lennart Mörk) is a celebration of scientific advances and discoveries. The most eye-catching are probably the five regular polyhedra located on the platform, each one representing one of Plato’s five elements: fire, water, air, earth, and ether.

– You’ll also find representations of Copernican heliocentrism, Polhem’s mechanical alphabet, Newton’s three laws of motion, and da Vinci’s attempts at creating a flying machine, explains art guide, Marie Andersson.

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Tekniska högskolan

114 28 Stockholm

Tekniska högskolan is on the subway's red line no. 14