Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
|Address||Wall Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10006
|Line||IRT Lexington Avenue Line|
|Services||4 (all times)
5 (all except late nights)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||June 12, 1905|
|Passengers (2012)||6,658,687 2%|
|Rank||63 out of 421|
|Next north||Fulton Street: 4 5|
|Next south||Bowling Green: 4 5|
Wall Street Subway Station (IRT)
|Location||Under Broadway at Wall Street, New York, NY 10016|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Beaux Arts|
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||04001011|
|Added to NRHP||September 17, 2004|
Wall Street is a station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street. It is served by the 4 train at all times and the 5 train at all times except late nights.
It is a two track station, with two side platforms that are slightly offset from one another.
The standard IRT name tablet mosaics are original as well as the fancy ceiling accents and the iron pillars. On the southbound platform is a wooden token booth and ticket chopper, wooden restroom doors on each side. The walls on the platforms are clad in pink stone at the bottom, followed by white tiles, the name of the station in white letters and blue mosaics, and decorated tiles at the top. The top part is decorated with tiles depicting vines or artistic depictions of a New Amsterdam stapled colonial house with the palisade wall in front of it, which gave today's Wall Street its name.
There is a crossunder about midway along the length of the platforms, and a lesser-used one at the north end. At street level are faux kiosks on the southbound side. A complex underground passageway exists outside the fare control which connects to the Broad Street station on the BMT Nassau Street Line, and to the Wall Street station on the Brooklyn Branch of the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line. This passageway also leads to the Chase Manhattan Plaza and the old Equitable Building.
The entrances are covered with curved metal roofs painted green. The metal is sculpted with patterns made to resemble wood or leaves.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Woodlawn, toward Dyre Avenue or Nereid Avenue (Fulton Street)|
|Southbound||→ toward Utica Avenue or New Lots Avenue, toward Flatbush Avenue or Bowling Green (Bowling Green) →|
|B2||Crossunder||Transfer between platforms|
The original white tiles from the early 20th century were walled over with glossy dark blue tiles in the 1970s, with only the name of station allowed to stay. Similar remodeling work was done during that time with 51st Street station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, using beige tiles.
In 2006, a project to renovate/restore the station back to its original appearance began. As of May 2006, the blue tiles mentioned above had been removed and remnants of the original white tile-work exposed. The condition of the original tiles were fair to poor to completely missing. All missing tiles were refitted based on original models.
- Lee Stokey. Subway Ceramics : A History and Iconography. 1994. ISBN 978-0-9635486-1-0
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org—IRT East Side Line: Wall Street
- Wall Street-Rector Street entrance from Google Maps Street View