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. Untapped Cities’ tour guide Justin Rivers will give an exploratory history of the subway, from its groundbreaking in 1900 to the soon-to-open Second Avenue subway line.
- Take an in-depth look at the art and architecture of the Fulton Center hub
- Explore the secrets inside the Santiago Calatrava-designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub and oculus
- Learn about Lowline Lab, the world’s first underground park
- Visit an abandoned platform of the Chambers Street Station
Price: $35 (+ fees)
What to wear: Bring comfortable shoes, as the tour requires walking up and down stairs
What to know: Requires 2 metro card swipes
NOTE: This tour will stop in stations that are all open to the public. It does not visit the abandoned City Hall station, but we will provide tips on how to see it.
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