Over 104 years ago Color was Key and Columbus Circle was Green and

ahead of all the other subway stations.

Columbus Circle is the 14th busiest station in the subway network of 400.
The National Register of Historic Places lists this station: Date: 1904, Designer: George L. Heins Style: Beaux Arts.

Work in progress plans for the Columbus Circle station ( TimeWarner Center) are still green and ahead of other subway stations in sustainability [“$72 million reconstruction of the subway station, scheduled for completion in June 2009.”–“a new star…“]

Hearst sustainable contribution to that station completed ahead of schedule in 2005.

The local paper link to this September, 1903 article is here.

I always wondered about the Overlook Terrace Station (190th Street A line), its green. Might they do something totally amazing like make it an elevated, traveling through ancient forests? And why not a Time Warner retail extravaganza there too?
The National Register of Historic Places lists this station as: Date: 1932 Designer: Robert Ridegway and Style: Tudor Revival.

I mean really, think about it. Imagine. The what Logo Toga the NYC taxi cabs wear is up for debate at the City Room. What can such a sudden, almost whimsical democratization of deciding what we see, feel, smell, hear, touch, etc etc mean? Are we as a species evolving? Need some inspiration: Check out Designer Subway Stations.


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