Hidden beneath the ground lies an abandoned jewel that has been out of the public eye for almost 60 years. New York’s City Hall Subway station was built to be the highlight of the New York subway system. The beautiful architecture, tiling, and lighting made it a pleasure to see. But beauty was not enough to keep in alive. The station dwindled in passengers until only 600 per day were going through the station. Changes in subway trains finally brought the death knoll to the station in 1945 when major renovations would have been required to accommodate the trains. For a few years people still rode through the station as the trains looped back, but even that was shortly brought to a close.
Now, the New York Transit Authority is allowing passengers to ride the loop through the station once again. You cannot get out and explore the station, but at least it has re-emerged into the minds of the world, a hidden beauty reborn.