Photo by Patrick Cashin/MTA from Flickr.
This station at E. 180th Street/Bronx Park, conceived by the same architecture firm that helped design Grand Central Terminal, was built in 1912. The building used to serve as a headquarters for the old New York, Westchester and Boston Railway system. The MTA restored the station to its former glory in 2013 with a two-year $66.5 million renovation project. The building boasts a stucco, red terra cotta-tiled roof, two four story towers, and a courtyard.The building also houses employee facilities for Rapid Transit Operations, Signals and Structures. Visitors are greeted at the entrance by a plaque with the head of Mercury, the Roman god of transportation, which lives atop a vintage-inspired clock.
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