I'm wondering whether any of the new photos released by the City reveals anything about construction of the 76th Street station. For some reason, the photos won't load on my computer, so maybe someone out there can search for photos of 76th Street in the vicinity of Pitkin Avenue and see what comes up.
Actually, that makes some sense. Although the existence of 76 St is shrouded in a bit of mystery, as I mentioned in several posts on this topic, around the same time that the IND subway was being excavated S/O ENY, Pitkin Av which ended in the vicinity of 76 St was through routed and connected to South Rd which was renamed Pitkin Av east of that point much the same way 6 Av in Manhattan was through routed to Church St during the construction of that portion of the IND in that borough. Since whether or not any subway construction was done in that area, the realignment of the streets and possibly other excavation in the area necessitated by the street reconfiguration such as sewer lines in the area may have attracted city photographers to the location as part of documenting public works projects in general.
Fine! I'm sure that a few people here have the necessary credentials to see if it really exists. Why hasn't that been done, by now? Other than wishing to see an express tunnel between the Rockaway line, Aqueduct, and Euclid Ave, I couldn't care less if a station was there- or not!
I'm sure by now most people on this forum know that that photo is a rather stale April fool joke from several years ago. Also, I should think that anyone who is a SERIOUS 76 St historian would be aware that 76 St was never intended to be a terminal for any service since all available data on the track layout of the IND Pitkin Av subway clearly shows no switches east (RR south) of 76 St to enable trains to be turned back. All the descriptions I have heard of the station shell which, by the way came from many sources who weren't acquainted with each other describe it almost exactly the same way. The station platforms are unfinished concrete and only the S/B platform has any sort of tile work installed with no mention of any tile work on the N/B platform at all. If the many individuals who described it knew each other, I could see the possibility of them all getting together to concoct a story so that their descriptions would match, but these individuals didn't know each other so there would be no logical way that descriptions from such diverse individuals could be that similar.
Which puts 76th Street roughly in the same catagory as Utica/Fulton upper level and South 4th Street. Unfinished and never connected to anything current. yet, south 4 andutica never drew the threads that 76th Street draws. You are right- Asbergers!!!