Right in the heart of New York’s subway station lies an untouched and forgotten subway station, complete with the station that inspired Grand Central Station. Incredibly ornate Tiffany windows, tall tiled arches, skylights, and brass fixtures, all built in 1904 to be a grand success.
However, it was anything but that. The cars weren’t big enough for all the people they needed to transport, the tracks and unsafe cars made travel dangerous, and too many people got hurt in the cramped quarters to allow the station to continue to run. In 1945, the station was boarded up and forgotten as a failure.
Today, plans have come and gone to reopen the station as a museum to show off the wonderful artistic work that went into making the place beautiful, but the only activity that happens under there now are street artists practicing graffiti on the walls.
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