Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Picture Of The Day: Culver Viaduct

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The Culver Viaduct over the Gowanus Canal and a glimpse of the 'new' Smith and 9th Street Station,
which, after a lengthy renovation, will hopefully re-open soon.
At a height of 87.5 feet, it is the highest subway station in the world.




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are those the little skyscraper details? I hope they left them in some capacity. And if it's the highest SUBWAY, it's more of an elevated, don't ya think? But I get your drift. But I need proof of that world record. :)

Anonymous said...

in my opinion, the whole redesign is so tacky. it's going to look so out of place, especially at the street level. alas, i do not care anymore and just want it to open. i know the site says "through first quarter" but MTA officials have said April in announcements. i wonder if they will be able to actually pull that off.

Peter said...

It is absolutely pathetic that the nine month estimate for the station being closed has turned into 19 months and counting without the station. How will we ever rebuild our infrastructure with these delays and cost overruns?

Rob said...

From what I read it's scheduled to open at the end of March.

Anonymous said...

The details look nice against the city as a backdrop when you are actually on the train.

Anonymous said...

The station originally closed late-May of 2011 and was supposed to open again in May of 2012. That date has come and gone along with a few other adjusted opening dates. The latest estimate is early April, I believe. I would bet a paycheck that the station isn't open to the public for one single day in April. I have my doubt about May too.

It's good to know the details look nice, but I'm simple. I just need an open station with escalators that don't break down every 3 days, platform roofs that aren't so full of holes that an umbrella is required on rainy days and a station entrance that doesn't have drug transactions taking place all day long. I'm only confident that #2 will happen.

Anonymous said...

2:53 - I totally agree. The dealing that goes on on that corner in broad daylight is insane.

And I ride the F past that stop every day and I rarely see anyone outside working anymore. I would love to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that the work is going on inside, but.... And there is a lot of work being done to the 4th Ave stop, without it being shut down and at a seemingly brisk pace.