Entertainment New Yorks most famous train station

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  1. LaserT

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    New York's famous City Hall station, has been closed for ages. The City Hall Station was the original southern terminus of the first "Manhattan Main Line" built by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company. The line, opened in 1904, was intended to be a showpiece and crown jewel of the new subway system. Unlike the rest of the line, City Hall featured tall tile arches, brass fixtures, and skylights that ran along the entire curve of the station.

    However, thanks to an immediate need to expand the original IRT line with newer, longer cars, the City Hall Station was closed just a few decades later on December 31, 1945. The wrought iron skylights were covered over and the station was boarded up.

    Now that's some damn good work.

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    There's is a way to see it. If you take the 6 train, you can bypass the Brooklyn Bridge stop now and see the station as the train makes it's turnaround.

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    The Station in 1904

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    Pretty.
     
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    I liked the pool - although I'm not sure I'd want to live underground despite the luxury.
     
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    I think you missed one picture, LT. ;)

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    look at that craftsmanship :bigcry:
    you never see anything that beautiful nowadays
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Haha. Forgot about Ghostbusters.
     
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    Home to ninja turtles.

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    Back when people cared about building things with class and style, instead of building them quickly and cheaply.
     
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    HGTV's hosts would go gaga over all of that subway tile! :spazz:
     
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    It is really nice. You can't get down there but there might be a tour.

    When they tore down the old Penn Station it actually triggered the creation of the Landmark Preservation Commission, people were fed up with that shit.

    It even led to the designation of entire neighborhoods like Greenwich Village as Historic Districts. Ed Koch did that. Only reason it's not all giant skyscrapers by now.
     
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    How is it famous if no one ever heard of it.

    I think Grand Central and Penn station are much more famous.
     
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    It was closed early on because a competing subway line had longer cars and better service.

    NYC didn't always have the MTA it was independent companies for a long time, the City bought them out and integrated them into the MTA.
     
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    Russia has a train station filled with murals that is supposed to be incredible. Thank you for sharing this.
     
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    So how is it famous if no one ever heard of it. I read the article it says something about the trains getting too big or too long to fit or stop at the station.
     
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    It was famous perhaps 80 years ago. It recently got new attention. It's a small underground train stop, Grand Central and Penn are/were both very large above and below ground terminals.