Abandoned City Hall Subway stop now visible to tourists

“If you ride the 6 train to the end of the line and get off at the Brooklyn Bridge stop, you’re missing out on something incredible. As the train loops around to go back uptown, it passes through an abandoned and beautifully preserved City Hall station from 1904.

The city closed the station in 1945. Its still not open to the public, but there’s a trick you can use to see it for yourself. Until recently the MTA would force passengers to get off before the train made the loop, but now passengers are allowed to stay on. So the next time you reach the end of the line, keep going. And check out these amazing photos courtesy of John-Paul Palescandolo and Eric Kazmirek.”

- Huffington Post


Thank you to John Pollock

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7 comments to Abandoned City Hall Subway stop now visible to tourists

  • jufjo

    Even the underground stations looked good back then.
    Where oh were did we go wrong with design, taste, architecture, etc.

  • Richard


  • Karin

    I am glad to see that this is now open to the public. Guastavino tile construction is wonderful stuff. Thanks for posting this!

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  • BgJff

    Looks like something out of the Myst series of games…

  • Regina

    Notice that it still looks so beautiful…more than likely due to the fact the public hasn’t been allowed in to mess it all up!

  • jee

    Usually it’s not the public that mess up such places but rather the local government! People/citizens/city dwellers are not only the users but also the guardians of public space…

    See fx http://www.pps.org/ and http://gehlarchitects.wordpress.com/

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