Take a ride through the living history of the world’s largest rapid transit system (in area) by weaving in and out of the past, present and future transit hubs of lower Manhattan. Join Untapped Cities’ tour guide Justin Rivers as he gives an exploratory history of the subway, from its groundbreaking in 1900 to the soon-to-open Second Avenue subway line. Examine the nearly abandoned “Grand Central” of lower Manhattan, now practically left in ruin, explore the secrets inside the Santiago Calatrava-designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub and oculus, then take an in-depth look at the art and architecture of the Fulton Center hub. Finally, follow the tour into the future, with a visit led by the docents of the Lowline Lab to learn about the location and technology that will create the world’s first underground park.
Below are some photographic highlights of what you will see on this tour:
World Trade Center Transportation Hub by Santiago Calatrava
Sky Reflector Net in Fulton Center
The story behind the art in the Fulton Street station
An abandoned subway platform
Remnants of the original subway lines