Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Good Signs

Renovation work at 4th & 9th St is still chugging along, past the (latest) MTA official completion date, but there's one good piece of news to report today.  The old illuminated obelisk IND signs are repaired, and going back up above the Fourth Avenue & 10th Street entrances.  The ones on the avenue were in particularly bad shape.  These are lovely details of the original 1930s construction, and should look beautiful at night.  Rays of light in the tortuous saga of the station's makeover.

Here are a couple of pictures from several years ago.

10th Street (western side), 2010

4th Avenue (eastern side), 2012

I'm pretty sure I have a couple of better pictures of the signs, but will have to do some digging around.

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