Local architect Candy Chan has a really cool map project called Project Subway NYC in which she is creating detailed maps of the underground stations in relation to the streets above and trains tracks below, allowing an accurate visualization of what exactly is going on underground.
Curiously, with the overwhelming amount of information available to us today, a three-dimensional representation of the stations does not exist. I first challenged myself to document the stations simply because I thought it is something the city can use, but as the project develops, what set out to be a straightforward, mechanical exercise of surveying and drawing gradually turned into a journey of observation, discovery, and amusement.
Poster prints of these maps and more are available here.
Visit the project page for more info and layouts of the City’s underground subway stations.