One of the few original details remaining in the 66th Street Lincoln Center subway stop are the plaster rosettes and molding on the ceiling. The station was constructed in 1904 and renovated in 2004, when vintage looking tiles were added to the walls. Despite the recent renovation, water damage has caused much of the plaster detailing to deteriorate. With the MTA strapped for cash and evaluating yet another fare increase, this type of damage is undoubtedly not on anybody’s list of priorities.
Vestigial rosettes that once supported lights but are no longer in use:
All photos by Michelle Young