3. City Hall Subway Station

It seems quintessentially New York City that a subway station opened on the first day of the subway system and designed as the crown jewel of the system would now be closed off, but such is the case with the City Hall Subway Station. Though the architecture remains as beautiful as ever – with tiled ceilings by Guastavino and arched stained glass skylights, what did not stand the test of time was the usefulness of its curved platform deemed too short for the longer trains that came into use. It has been closed since 1945, but accessible via tours through the New York Transit Museum twice a year. See more photos inside City Hall subway station here and discover 6 other abandoned subway stations in NYC.