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June 13, 2007 1:42 PM Subscribe
Most visually interesting parts of the New York City subway system?
posted by UnnotciedTypo to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (20 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
So, I'm throwing around a project idea that will involve compiling a brief list of the most visually interesting sights that can be seen, specifically, in the tunnels of the NYC subway, from the windows of moving trains. In general, I'm hoping for interesting architecture in tunnels, where tracks of different elevations cross underground, or remnants of prior platforms or connections between systems are apparent. My criteria are simply that such features must not be located in stations, or on elevated or ground-level tracks, and that they be visible during casual travel (not on semi-restricted stretches, like the old City Hall station).
A couple examples that I've thought of include:
- The 145th Street trainyard on the 1 line.
- The abandoned 91st Street station on the 1/2/3 line.
- The stretch on the A train at 103rd Street, where both levels of the station can be seen at once (my favorite so far).
Any additions to this list, especially in boroughs outside of Manhattan, would be enormously helpful to me! Thanks!