Post by theblackferret on Jul 9, 2017 11:46:28 GMT
Not that bad, seems to be genuinely trying to preserve the heritage as best they can.
To be fair to the 'utilitarian' criticism, exactly the same was levelled against whichever Tube line used lots of white tiling in its' booking offices and on the way to the platform (can't remember which) and again, against the overall design of the Holden exteriors.
And, like it or not, certain parts of a Tube station actually need to be just that, because they are actually public spaces that a lot of people use every day.
You don't get too many people moaning that the rails or the trains are so damn utilitarian!!
Watch the mass deserve more trash, Up to my neck in garbage. Swallow It-Fad Gadget 1982 When the old men do the fighting,and the young men all look on. Memo From Turner-Mick Jagger 1970
What specifically about the design of the JLE stations make them harder to clean? I'd have thought that most of it was to do with the large vaulted spaces, with high ceilings, rather than the architecture itself? However it does seem many of the design elements have numerous nooks and crannies, so that may explain it.