The LTV Squad could possibly be one of the City’s first modern-day urban explorers. For the past several decades, they have been sneaking into abandoned areas all around the City, then sharing photos of their explorations.
For a recent article titled The abandoned City Hall BMT station (Lower Level) – 2004, LTV Squad member Control posted tons of great shots from when they explored the abandoned station back in 2004.
The lower level platform of this station was originally built with the intent of allowing Broadway line express trains to continue south of city hall. The local tracks in the active station above were originally intended to be a terminal, were local trains would be turned and routed back north. This plan changed, however, when it was decided to send the express trains out over Manhattan Bridge.
Check out the accompanying article for more history and photos of the abandoned station platform.
via LTV Squad