Atlas Obscura is a great collaborative website where a community of everyday explorers help discover and share amazing, hidden spots around the globe.
In a recent article from contributor Luke J Spencer details the story behind the tile murals, and how they got into the fancy new Fulton Center.
As impressive as the giant skylight is, there was quite a remarkable spectacle already in place at Fulton Street Station, hidden away and largely unnoticed at the William Street entrance; the beautiful tile murals that once adorned the walls of the Marine Grill, a grand restaurant located in what was once the world’s largest hotel, the McAlpin.
The Marine Grill and the McAlpin hotel are long gone, but the tile work was preserved by the New York Landmarks Preservation Committee and donated to the MTA for use in the original Fulton Street Station.
Check out the full writeup for more on the history of the restaurant, hotel or preservation efforts.
via Atlas Obscura
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