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Station: Cortlandt Street-World Trade Center (Broadway Line)

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BMT Broadway Line
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Overview

Opened: 4/14/1918

Cortlandt Street/World Trade Center is next, again with two side platforms. In 1998/1999 this station was completely renovated at platform and underpass level. The station walls, formerly identical to those at Rector and many others along this line, had the "large-rectangle" tile removed to reveal the original BMT name tablet and monogram mosaics underneath (as well as the "To Hudson Tubes" directional tablets, which were thankfully preserved even though the Hudson Tubes name has fallen mostly into disuse). The fare control for this and many of the other stations on this line are at platform level on each side, which means that riders cannot switch directions without exiting fare control. The underpass at the north end allows access between the two platforms and via three escalators into the World Trade Center shopping concourse. The underpass has an artwork featuring commerce through the ages, called Trade, Treasure, and Travel (see below). The south end also has a fairly deep underpass, reachable by stairways and a single "up" escalator on each side. From this underpass, there was access to the World Trade Center concourse and into 1 Liberty Plaza office tower, and via that building out to Broadway.

Some relative depths of stations in the World Trade Center complex are as follows, +/- 10 feet.

  • A/C Chambers St. Platform, 20 feet below street
  • E World Trade Center Platform, 20 feet
  • Park Place IRT Platform, 60 feet
  • BMT Cortlandt St. Station, 20 feet
  • IRT Cortlandt St. Station, 40 feet
  • Path Fare Control, 60 feet
  • Path Platforms, 80 feet


Artwork

Trade, Treasure, and Travel, Margie Hughto (1997)

Photo Gallery


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Artwork: Trade, Treasure, and Travel (Margie Hughto)


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