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The City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway

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by New York Transit Museum, Vivian Heller


No other books on the New York City subway system have had access to the wonderful photographic prints from the collections of the New York Transit Museum. Made from 8 x 10-inch glass negatives after the turn of the last century, and reproduced here in glorious duotone, over 175 images show the incredible construction techniques and details involved in creating the underground marvel we enjoy today. These photographs are nothing short of awe-inspiring. The book is accompanied by an engaging, illustrated history of the subway system. Published in honor of the New York City subway's centennial.



Hardcover: 224 pages; 0.9 x 0.1 x 1 inches; ISBN: 978-0393057973


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What's the Story New York's first subway line opened in Manhattan on October 27, 1904 with 28 stations. The route traveled approximately nine miles from City Hall north to Grand Central Station, then west to Times Square and up the West Side to 145th Street. Today, the subway system has grown to 468 stations connecting neighborhoods across the city.