Monday, April 27, 2009
☞ ARCHITECTURE: West 96th Street Station
What's even more amazing than the beginnings of Manhattan's newest subway station is that it took little time to execute. The previously mentioned below-station wall tiles took over a year to get about 75% complete while the above station's steel girders went up in less than a week. A welcomed addition to this part of town since its being swallowed up by some pretty mediocre, post-war rental high rises. This station is the quintessential stop for anyone traveling to West Harlem since it is the main central station for the uptown 1, 2 and 3 trains.