Copenhagen, which boasts the world’s fattest women, made headlines when it opened a new metro extension in 2015. Now, as the city readies itself for the 2022 World Cup, Danish artist Jesper Ogborn has joined the race with a striking new installation, The Metro, perched on top of the Karldanggoen station.
View from the Copenhagen metro station, but see the whole scene here:
The massive structure is made of 6.8 million steel sheets that tower 19 feet above the station floor, cast with 25,000 laser “coils.” Painted with bright colors, it’s one of the city’s most recognizable architectural-type works.
Even though the installation may have been considered dazzling a few years ago, it’s not a permanent one, meaning future generations will have a chance to see the Metro as it was meant to be seen. It’s part of an ongoing ongoing urban art experiment initiated by the National Gallery of Denmark and includes Olafur Eliasson’s bright horse, Kigurlant, and a whimsical spinning performance bus by Sigur Ros.