Before it begins: Emptiness underground, part 2

Like the set of a future German expressionist film, the brand new power station for Interborough Rapid Transit’s underground train service sits ready for use, 1904. (Actually the station isn’t ‘underground’; it sat on the far west side on 58th Street and 11th Avenue)

The gleaming yet strangely spooky City Hall Station, still under construction but getting ready for opening day, 1904 (Detroit Publishing Company)

Photos courtesy LOC

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