TIL that in 1985, First Lady Elena Ceaușescu demanded the Piața Romană metro station be removed because she thought “the workers and students were getting fat and needed more exercise”. However, the engineers realized the station would be necessary so they built it in secret anyway.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pia%C8%9Ba_Roman%C4%83_metro_station

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