137 Street-City College/Broadway
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137th Street was a simple Heins & LaFarge era IRT local station before it received its 'modern' 1980s renovation. The station currently has 'modern' purple-grey wall tiles, round large 'lollypop' looking platform columns that are painted a cream color with red caps that get even bigger before the columns meet the roof of the subway. There are little brass release of shapes (most look like sea-shells) in place of tiles in the station walls. One of the original name tablets with the famous lady with three faces survives near the center of the platform almost on exhibit. The station formerly had similar terra cotta panels to 145th Street in the trim that had 137 station surrounded by two cornucopias (horns of plenty). One of these is now displayed in the transit museum. There are staffed exits smack in the center of each platform, with token booths on either platform and each has two exits to the street. There is no free crossover or under.
Art For Transit at 125 Street Arts For Transit at 137th Street Street
Fossils, 1988, Bronze relief on platform walls
By Steve Wood
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(137n11) A entrance to 137 Street at nighttime, when the 9 train was still in operation.
27 December, 2008
(137n12) The original 137 Street Ceramic now on view in the transit museum
22 July, 2008
(137n13) The information panel about 137th Street IRT Station Ceramic: '137' in the transit museum next to the ceramic.
22 July, 2008
(137n14) Looking down the downtown platform at 137th Street-City College towards its northern end as a R62 1 train leaves the station with ads along the bottom half of the car.
26 June, 2008
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(137n15) The empty southern end of the downtown platform at 137th Street-City College.
26 June, 2008
(137n16) Looking towards the middle of the platform at 137th Street-City College from its southern end.
26 June, 2008
(137n17) Both platforms get quite wide towards there middles where fare control is.
26 June, 2008
(137n18) Approaching the northern end of the downtown platform at 137th Street-City College, its much narrower northern end is in view.
26 June, 2008
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(137n19) The single original 1904 137th Street-City College mosaic with the ceramic relief of the lady with three faces on the downtown platform.
26 June, 2008
(137n110) The special lighting of the original lady with three faces mosaic and white tile in contrast with the more grey-purple tile of the rest of the station puts the station's one remnant from the past on display.
26 June, 2008
(137n111) There are still 137s between the tracks. This view is also looking towards fare control on the uptown platform.
26 June, 2008
(137n112) The fairly narrow northern end of the downtown platform at 137 Street-City College.
26 June, 2008
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(137n113) A 137 City Colleg on a round station pillar.
26 June, 2008
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