“fit for the royal family!”
This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner. City Hall, also known as City Hall Loop, was the original southern terminal station of the first line of the New York City Subway, built by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), named the "Manhattan Main Line", and now part of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. Opened on October 27, 1904, this station underneath the public area in front of City Hall was designed to be the showpiece of the new subway. The station was designed by Rafael Guastavino. The main consulting architects on the IRT stations were George Lewis Heins and Christopher Grant LaFarge for the company Heins & LaFarge. This station is unusually elegant in architectural style, and is unique among the original IRT stations, employing Romanesque Revival architecture. The platform and mezzanine feature Guastavino tiles, skylights, colored glass tile work and brass chandeliers. Passenger service was discontinued on December 31, 1945, making it a ghost station, although the station is still used as a turning loop for 6 trains. Occasionally, the station is known to be used as the location of wild parties thrown by secret societies. Got an invite?
Here is a link to a blog about tours through the old stations, you can go on guided tours with the NY MTA Transit Museum:
According to this, if you stay on the #6 train, you can view it when the train loops.
Impossible to get in legally and without the possibility of serious injury (hit by a train). A friend and I tried to get in to this station and failed because we decided it wasn't worth dying for..
17 years I lived in NY and I didn't know about it, it looks beautiful.
how do you get into it then...becuase i think i'd litterly joygasm seeing its spledor in the real.
If you want to see beautiful subway stations, go to Moscow. Every station there is more glamorous that this one. I never thought this could be.
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Abandoned City Hall Subway
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