Architecture: Clean and Bright

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New York City subway, 1967 Toronto subway, 1966 NCTA station proposal, 1963 Dulles Airport Lyndon Johnson letter, 1966
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Hoping to avoid the dirt and chaos of the New York subway, Washington’s planners looked to Toronto’s new subway as a model. Their early concepts promised clean, bright stations, but they lacked the drama of the new Dulles Airport, 25 miles west of Washington. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson called for architecturally significant stations.