DEAD AT 18. A look at the old IRT 18th Street station
The 18th Street Station (#4,5,6) was killed off in 1948 when the 14th St. platform was lengthened, making it redundant. Here are a couple of pictures from the now-abandoned, decrepit platform:
The old “18″ plaque is barely visible behind graffiti vandals’ defacement.
Underside of a staircase that once led to Park Avenue South and East 18th Street. Note that the detailed work done on one of the original pillars is still there.
I wish this page could be longer…but because of terrorism threats (later proven well-founded) Mayor Giuliani tightened security around closed stations; today, no one except transit personnel can enter the others at Worth Street, 91st Street, and others. See Joe Brennan’s Abandoned Stations Page for details on those stations.