I could go on about how the Borough Hall subway complex in Brooklyn is one of the city’s prime architectural achievements, with two different eras of IRT construction, one from 1908 at the height of the Beaux Arts terra cotta era, and another from the Age of Mosaics just a few years later.
I could go on about how station art preserves history by depicting structures that are either no longer there or have been considerably altered so they no longer look precisely the same as they used to, like Brooklyn’s City Hall here, which became Borough Hall in 1898.
But I don’t have the time at the moment. Boro Hall is one of Brooklyn’s more eclectically colored mosaic art stations, with many hues from the spectrum represented. It reminds me of the many mini-mosaic sets I got at Woolworth’s in the 1960s that kept me occupied for hours. I wonder if hobby shops still carry those.