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Before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks a car waits at the World Trade Center platform...
... the same station after the attacks on New York and Washington.
View of the WTC complex under construction. One of the original Hudson Terminal towers which was being replaced is in the upper center-right with the word "Terminal" on the roof. To the right [south] of the tower is Cortlandt Street; to its left [i.e. between it and the demolished north tower] is Dey Street which disappeared in the WTC construction. To the left [north] of the foundation of the demolished north tower is Fulton Street. St. Paul's is to the upper left. [www.nycsubway.org/ Here is a link to the same photograph with clarifications, [from Joseph Brennan's Abandoned Stations.]
The twin towered Hudson
Terminal stood between the Singer Building
(foreground) and the Vesey-Barclay
Hudson Terminal just after construction; the facade facing New Jersey [From the Terry Kennedy collection]
In this contemporary idealized view from the North River, Hudson Terminal towers over its neighbors, while The Tubes supplant the boat traffic above them.
This contemporary and more realistic image shows Hudson Terminal with the Singer Building to the right, which had taken over the title of "World's Tallest Building" from the World Building to the left. [From Joseph Brennan's Abandoned Stations.]
In neither of the two photos immediately above is it possible to see the gigantic "Hudson Terminal" sign that stood on the roofs of these 22 story buildings. [Half of that sign, however, is visible in the scene of the demolition of Hudson Terminal for the World Trade Center.] And in this shot the letters "UDS" of the HUDSON part of the sign are visible. [The man painting the flag pole 22 stories up is the father of Tom Monchek who kindly supplied the picture.]
The original plan for Summit Avenue / Journal Square was simpler and more rural, befitting the then-bucolic area around the station. The trolley loop as well as an entry hall leading to a separate passenger concourse were retained in the actual construction. Both elements, however, were on a grander scale than in the original plan, particularly the trolley loop which evolved in a major traction terminal and transfer point.
View of Journal
Square station, c.
1935. The station consisted of 2 parts: left, the red entry hall and right, the white passenger concourse and platforms. A dark red pedestrian bridge connected the concourse building with Magnolia Avenue to the right. [The high yellow building in the upper left is the movie palace Loew's Jersey, which still stands.]
Grove Street has been modernized twice, leaving the original ornate capitals on the columns as bolted iron segments.
1999 view of Pavonia/Newport Station [photographed by Wayne Whitehorn]
Two long, wide, curved passenger tunnels connect the platforms to the street at Pavonia Newport.
Ninth Street Station, just as Grove, Christopher and Erie, was a station where the tubular construction was most evident. Unfortunate refurbishment by the Port Authority not only obscured the original design but, more importantly, set up an aesthetic clash between the original curved design and the rectangular design of the refurbishment.
Ninth Street There is only one entrance / exit to the station, at the north end through this narrow serpentine tunnel.
Ninth Street As is the case with all the uptown stations, the entrance to the station is "discreet" and easily overlooked. In the original plan these station entrances were integrated into buildings, usually department stores or commercial structures.
19th Street, closed since 1955, as it looked when the Tubes went into service.
This image from the Wilbur Sherwood Collection shows the Tubes' Park Place Station in Newark. This original Tube station for Newark was replaced in 1937 by the Tube station inside Newark Pennsylvania Station as part of the PRR's electrification program which also brought about the demolition of Manhattan Transfer and the construction of today's Harrison station. On the right Public Service trolley 43 provides a competing transportation service to Journal Square
... and here a colored and retouched image of Park Place station.
Hoboken is a stub end station with 2 tracks and three platforms. The two side platforms were designed to handle passengers leaving the trains, while the middle platform was designed for boarding passengers. A view of Hoboken just before the official opening of the Tubes....
... and here Hoboken 90 years later.
Before the most recent refurbishment in Hoboken the original ornate capitals on the columns stood out even more clearly.
A few years after the full refurbishment Hoboken received a change of color which it still bears in 2001
Herald Square / Greeley Square: On the right is an entrance to the original 33rd Street station. At the end of the 1930s the Sixth Avenue El, on the left, was replaced by the Sixth Avenue IND whose construction led to a total rebuilding of the H&M station.
The same view 70 years later. The El is gone from 6th Avenue; the Tubes entrance has moved a few yards westwards to Sixth Avenue from its former location at Broadway which cuts across from right to left on its way uptown.
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