The Washington, D.C. Metro rail transit system has been selected to receive the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Twenty-Five Year Award. Designed by Harry Weese, FAIA, in the 1960's, the Washington, D.C. Metro is being recognized as an architectural design of enduring significance.
Each day, nearly a million people experience Weese's architecture in the Metro, either in stations he designed or ones derived from his common design kit-of-parts. This makes the Washington, D.C. Metro, which opened in 1976, second only to New York City's subway in daily ridership.
Photos: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority