nyc subway | 28th street and 7th avenue

by sam on 06/13/2015

I’m afraid I’m going to spoil you with the fact that I’ve photographed the original IRT stations first. They really have the most beautiful tilework in the entire system, given their age. 28th street is another of the classic 1 train stations, with traditional (refurbished) mosaics indicating the station number and directions. As with some of the other stations in this area, there isn’t any “location specific” artwork in the station (which, given its proximity to the Fashion Institute of Technology, seems like a particular oversight), but the tilework is still quite gorgeous.

That is, until you get to the end of the platform that underwent renovations during what must have been the 1970s. Here you can see the pure, non-asthetic functionality that crept in to the MTAs upkeep of many stations during the city’s budgetary lean years.

Station opened: July 1, 1918
Original system: IRT
Trains: 1
Source: Wikipedia

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