When the Bleecker Street IRT Station Had ‘Skylights’ [PHOTOS]
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Over a century after this photo was snapped (1905), it’s pretty crazy to think the Bleecker Street IRT station still maintains virtually the same feel. The image coulda been taken yesterday. Except for one difference. Note the presence of the subway “skylights,” which were meant to let in natural light to the underground. Yes, subterranean lighting technology long before the Lowline.
Since September 2012, the IRT platform is has been elongated to accommodate the full transfer to the IND line.