6. Second Avenue Subway

The Second Avenue Subway was a long awaited addition to New York City’s sprawling subway system and the first new subway line created in Manhattan in fifty years. For the design of the subway’s sixteen new stations, FXCollaborative applied their ideals of environmental responsibility and sustainability to an underground environment. One of the techniques used to make the system more green is a system that uses under-platform and over-track exhaust systems to take some of the burden of heating and cooling off of the ventilation and cooling systems. while still maintaining a comfortable atmosphere for riders. The Second Avenue subway stations are also great places to find examples of subway art, another feature that helps make commuting a little more pleasant.