There are large, damp, labyrinthine caves and hulking monsters beneath the borough of Manhattan. However, they are not the kind that feature in B movies, but rather are the product of human industry. These vast caverns under one of the world’s most vibrant cities have been bored, drilled and blasted to create New York’s newest subway, the Second Avenue Subway. Inside the cavities are bright yellow “monsters,” the heavy machinery required for such a massive undertaking.
Via Jukka Melaranta
The City Hall subway stop is well-known to NYC history buffs, but until now it hasn’t been easy to catch a glimpse of this unique bit of New York. Recently, a change in Transit Authority rules have made it possible for anyone to see the long-abandoned station – as long as you don’t mind seeing it from a moving train.
Via Johann Barnard
NYCSubway.org is an impressive resource for information about the New York City subway system. The website has an entire page dedicated to the archiving of historical NYC subway maps that date from 1880 to the present day—the page also features a smaller selection of bus maps. The designs of the older subway maps are distinctly different from what commuters are used to today, and reflect the changing graphic design styles used over the years.If you are a lover of transit maps, this page will keep you happily engrossed—view more vintage maps of the NYC subway over here...
Via Lauren Moss
"Any city gets what it admires, will pay for, and, ultimately, deserves. Even when we had Penn Station, we couldn’t afford to keep it clean. We want and deserve tin-can architecture in a tinhorn culture. And we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed."- "Farewell to Penn Station," New York Times editorial, October 30, 1963
Via Laura Brown
“ Business InsiderBeautiful Pictures Of Penn Station Before It Was Demolished To Make Room For ...Business InsiderIn 1963, one of the last structures of neo-classical architecture in New York City was demolished to make room for a massive sports arena.”
Via Jon Samuelson
The new logo for Grand Central is inspired by the clock in the Terminal's Main Concourse. The hands in the logo point to 7:13, or 19:13 in trainmaster's time, for the year Grand Central first opened. The strikingly modern sans serif typeface Avenir was chosen for the logo in recognition that the Terminal will continue to have a vital role in the future of the city. The designers developed a graphic language for Terminal marketing around the word "Grand." Project Team: Michael Bierut, partner-in-charge and designer; Joe Marianek, designer. Identities, Michael Bierut, New York, Recent Work Pentagram, 03/20/2012 | Permalink
Via Niels Biersteker
“ New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority is extending the 7 subway line into far west Manhattan. It won't open until summer 2014 (hopefully), but today the MTA showed off some of its progress.”
“ An animated GIF starts with a blank subway map and draws each line in the sequence in which it was built. ” Some excellent urban historical geographies to been seen here. Pictured here is a still image, but the link will take you to the dynamic animated version.
Via Seth Dixon
“ A Critical Moment for Penn Station New York Times The commission urged the arena to seek a new home while the railroads using the station — Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, Long Island Rail Road and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority — plan...”
Via Pavlos Pappas
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