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City Hall station without a
platform

IN THIS UNDATED photograph, City Hall is shown without a platform, and the trackbed is being constructed. The wooden semicircular forms in the rear were used in building the arches.



ONE OF THE THREE vault lighting slabs above the tracks is being installed. These concrete slabs with plastic circular disks let in natural light to the station, which along the way passed through leaded glass panels in the ceiling. Only the slab nearest the end of the station remains, and by looking down through the holes that used to contain disks, one may see some of the leaded glass in the station.

Installing
the surface vault lighting slabs for City Hall Station.
June 11, 1902


General view
of what is now City Hall Park, in front of the building
May 12, 1903

THIS VIEW OF what is now City Hall Park shows several indications of the new subway below. The three vault lighting slabs are visible (only the furthest remains), and wooden framework can be seen where the entrance and exits would eventually be. The building at left, the Post Office, is no longer extant. In the pavement in front of City Hall, the building at right, is a plaque commemorating groundbreaking for the subway in 1900.

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