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Tacky no more, Osaka Metro goes for vintage look in redesign

Chandeliers to replace pastel flowers in new remodel concepts for stations after outcry

Osaka's Shinsaibashi Station will feature chandeliers once it is remodeled around 2024. (Photo courtesy of Osaka Metro)

OSAKA -- Even for the denizens of this commercial center known for their taste for bright colors and striking designs, subway station ceilings adorned with pastel patterns were too much.

After a public uproar over the original designs largely deemed tasteless, subway operator Osaka Metro has resubmitted more subdued plans for five stations due to be refurbished. 

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