Futuristic Subway Station Opens on Upper West Side of Manhattan

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The subway station of the future opened on the Upper West Side

96th Street Headhouse entrance

96th Street Subway Headhouse now open. Entrance in the middle of Broadway

96th St./Broadway Subway Headhouse

The subway station is still under construction

96th St./Broadway Subway Glass Headhouse

The headhouse is to be completed by September, the entire station won't be completed until next year

96th Street Old headhouse /north side 96th Stret

The Broadway Mall Community Center

Old building accross the street originally built as public restroom

The station is the 27th busiest in the subway system, with an average weekday customer count of 34,000, not including transfers. It first opened on October 27, 1904, as part of the city's first subway line.

While the full rehabilitation of the 96th Street station won't be complete until September, 123 riders can now enter the station through the new station building located in the Broadway median between 95th and 96th Streets.

The overall renovation also includes installation of new lighting, improved ventilation, a new public address system and a new customer information center along with new signage, security equipment and floor and wall tiles, restoration of historic station finishes and mosaics, and the installation of artwork.

 

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Patricia Kennedy
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Mitch, these sort of look like the ones they have down here.  But unlike the NY system, ours is clean but without many stops, and they're really far apart.  I miss New York!

Apr 06, 2010 02:08 PM #2
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Hi Mitchell... VERY COOL!  I love the NYC subway system.  It's really the greatest for getting where you need to go... unless you are going across town!  The crosstown lines always seemed to be the Achilles heel of the system.

Apr 06, 2010 04:42 PM #3
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Pat, They're much cleaner these days. The new trains are graffitti proof.

Steve,  They are extending the #7 to the far west side to the Javits Center but the bus, walking and taxis are the best way to get crosstown.

Apr 06, 2010 05:07 PM #4
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Mitchell.  Do you realize that each of these photos contains an arch???  Interesting.  Was that planned or did it just work out that way??

The NY subway is unique and sets the standard for all such systems although, to my knowledge, not matched any place else on earth.

The thing lacking in the DC/MD/VA system is that there are no cross-town or cross-county lines.  All lines lead to downtown DC.  But, it works and has been fairly popular.  I say fairly because our system is quite underutilized when compared to the NY system.

As for crosstown in NY. . .  that is not just a walk/taxi, etc., it takes a carefully planned trip.

Apr 06, 2010 11:07 PM #6
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Lenn, The arch is part of the design. Glass and steel converging semi-circles. At night it's lit up. 200 stainless steel flowers will hang above the turnstiles with nature sounds: birds chirping and water rushing.

I believe the NY subway is the only system in the world that operates 24/7 365 days/year

Here 's the MTA rendering of the station:

MTA rendering 96th St. station

Apr 07, 2010 02:29 AM #7
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The "Old Headhouse" in the middle of the median never was a headhouse. This is a common misconception. It was built some 20-30 years after the IRT subway was built, and it was built as a public restroom.

Apr 08, 2010 08:38 AM #8
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Elliot, Thanks for the correction. I changed the caption.

Apr 08, 2010 10:58 AM #9
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Old Building on Broadway Median

The old building on the Broadway median is currently The Broadway Mall Community Center

Apr 10, 2010 05:25 AM #10
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