TUNNEL SURVIVORS

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1936-vintage lamppost at Tunnel Entrance Street at the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Murray Hill.  Somehow, the original fixtures, futuristic-looking in the 1930s, have survived. They seem to be precursors of the cobra neck lamps that appeared in the early 1960s.





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6 Responses to TUNNEL SURVIVORS

  1. Dan says:

    Do the vintage QMT lamposts have modern sodium vapor lamps installed?

    • KevinJWalsh says:

      Those are classic 1940s Westinghouse cuplights — I haven’t been there at night so I can’t say. They can take sodium bulbs, I think.

  2. gustavo says:

    great pic , very good website , bring me a lot memories of the time i lived in NY 2002-2010 , KEEP the great job . grettings from Uruguay

  3. dave says:

    I always liked the streamlined deco look of the 30s. It’s such a clean and futuristic look that definitely needs to make a comeback.
    P.S. I like the new look of your website, it’s just going to take me a while to get used to it.

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  5. RODNEY says:

    I USED TO SEE THESE STUPID GREEN LIGHT POLES ON PEDESTRIAN OVERPASSES ON THE BQE, GOWANUS OR ON THE 278.

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