New York Architectural guide_09

09. New York City’s Hidden Subway Station (!!!)

Such a nice discover! An awesome station, built, decorated and then forgotten (it seems that it was too small to fulfill the needs of such a big city).

I love the kind of Art Decò style these tiles and geometrical decorations remind me.

‘It was opened in 1904, with the hope of making it the crowning glory of the New York subway system in elegant architecture and a place for commemorative plaques to honour the work that had resulted in such a successful underground mass transit system. It was to be the original southern terminus of the first ‘Manhattan Main Line’; however the station was closed and boarded up in 1945. The gem of the underground began gathering dust, forgotten by the general public, as passengers were forced off at the Brooklyn Bridge Stop before the train continued on to the terminus to make its turnaround.’ (via)

And, last suprise, the very ‘underground’ part, the dark and apparently dangerous tunnel, full of street art and graffitis.

Scary and artistical, nice combination.

xx

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