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VIDEO: South Ferry Subway Station, Post-Sandy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 05:21 PM


New York's MTA just released a startling video of the extent of the flooding at the South Ferry - Whitehall station, located at the southern tip of Manhattan.

The station recently underwent a $530 million overhaul. When it reopened in 2009, it created a new connection between the 1 train to and N/R line and was the first new subway station in the city to open in 20 years.

Below, for comparison, a photo of the station pre-Hurricane Sandy.

 

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Joshua Gordon

The 1 platform is anything but dry. Go to 2:11; the water level stays the same at the top of the stairs going down to the completely submerged platform (ditto with escalator shot at 2:27). You'd need a scuba tank to go down there, like in that fake pic of the Times Square stop. The platform shown was the Whitehall stop on the R where the escalator and stairs go much farther down given the proximity of the East River tunnel where the water likely ended up. Maybe the concourse is pitched toward the 1 platform.

Oct. 30 2012 11:48 PM
Kit Baker

Startling images... but I can't quite understand why the stairwell and the escalator on the turnstile level are inundated with standing water yet the platforms are dry...

Oct. 30 2012 06:13 PM

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