Re: Evolution of NYC Subway Tile (709072)

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Posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue May 18 17:09:03 2004, in response to Re: Evolution of NYC Subway Tile,
posted by GP38 Chris on Tue May 18 10:09:08 2004.

"For example, some of these "mistakes" were actually in original design, such as at Fulton, Broad, and 8th Ave that were designed to look like IND stations, but now have been "corrected" with "reproduction" mosaics to match the rest of the stations on the lines to finally look like "BMT stations":"

Are you sure that Fulton, Broad and 8th Ave were mistakes ? At the time they were being built, the IND subway station was the norm in NYC as far as architecture went. It would have been cheaper to use the IND design rather than the more ornate BMT design. And this was the Great Depression, whether that figured in with the cost or not.

If the new IND design was considered state if the art, maybe the old BMT type was old hat.

Bill "Newkirk"


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