Lower Manhattan's City Hall Station is one of the most beautiful subway stations ever constructed in New York City, yet it sits completely abandoned. The old IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) City Hall Station was the very first subway station in NYC. It opened to great fanfare as it allowed people to get from Lower Manhattan all the way uptown in minutes for the first time.
Over time, the next station on the line (Brooklyn Bridge station, only 600ft away) became more popular due to its several transfer opportunities and longer boarding areas. Eventually the ridership at the City Hall station dropped to a mere couple hundred a day, and thus it was closed down and abandoned until 2004, when the New York Transit Museum cleaned it up and offers regular tours inside.
In this video, watch as Urban Explorer and YouTuber LIVE JN heads down into the station to explore its beauty.
Left unused for decades, this is one of New York's most beautiful forgotten relics.
via Live JN
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