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iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 01:22:26 2012

These photos, taken yesterday, highlight progress of stairwell and other minor repairs at the 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations on the Concourse Line.

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...and you'll find the rest in my latest blog post!

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by chud1 on Fri May 4 05:04:07 2012, in response to iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 01:22:26 2012.

looks good, but someone will destroy these again.
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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by SUBWAYMAN on Fri May 4 07:25:33 2012, in response to iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 01:22:26 2012.

Excellent!

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 10:02:09 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by chud1 on Fri May 4 05:04:07 2012.

Thanks!
Methinks lack of maintenance has more to do with the decay than vandalism...

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 10:04:17 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by SUBWAYMAN on Fri May 4 07:25:33 2012.

Thanks!

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Mitch45 on Fri May 4 10:54:46 2012, in response to iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 01:22:26 2012.

Very nice pix, thank you.



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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 11:02:01 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Mitch45 on Fri May 4 10:54:46 2012.

You're welcome!

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Fri May 4 11:40:26 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Mitch45 on Fri May 4 10:54:46 2012.

Nice photo essay - let's hope that a few 5 gal. tubs of pool paint make their way up there; sure needs it (especially @ 182-183). Put some of the local out-of-work folk to work scraping the ceilings first.

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 11:47:57 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Fri May 4 11:40:26 2012.

Thanks!
Yeah, those stations sure need it!

Put some of the local out-of-work folk to work scraping the ceilings first.

Methinks an "Adopt-a-Station" program could create such an opportunity...

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by WayneJay on Fri May 4 12:35:25 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 10:02:09 2012.

Agreed. This has been my stomping grounds since the late 1970s. Up 'til now the most significant improvement I've seen was when they replaced the incandescent lighting at 155th-8th, 167th, 170th, 174-175th, Tremont and 182-183rd stations.

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Fri May 4 12:38:20 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by WayneJay on Fri May 4 12:35:25 2012.

Remember how dark the mezzanine was at Fordham Road? That has only recently been remediated (~ 2007 or so). Tremont Avenue got a nice rehab only to find the storm water inching its way back in. And then there's the issue with the worst-of-the-worst Concourse-wise: 205th Street. A sieve.

wayne


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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 13:07:16 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Fri May 4 12:38:20 2012.

I remember all too well, as Fordham Rd is my home station. Select stairwells are under repair right now.

At this point, 205 either needs a full-rehab or a full-REBUILD.

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 15:47:06 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by WayneJay on Fri May 4 12:35:25 2012.

Up 'til now the most significant improvement I've seen was when they replaced the incandescent lighting at 155th-8th, 167th, 170th, 174-175th, Tremont and 182-183rd stations.

I'm too young (26) to remember incandescent lighting at those stations; when were they converted to flourescent?

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 15:48:12 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 15:47:06 2012.

*fluorescent. Darn typos...

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by chud1 on Fri May 4 16:26:19 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 10:02:09 2012.

i should have said that also.
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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by chud1 on Fri May 4 16:31:29 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Fri May 4 12:38:20 2012.

205th st on da d line should be considered a waste.
i used that station going to work and coming home.
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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by chud1 on Fri May 4 16:42:05 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 15:47:06 2012.

if memory serves me right it was done from 1971 to 75 when i was in high school.
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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri May 4 17:05:43 2012, in response to iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 01:22:26 2012.

Anyone ever explain why the Concourse stations between 145th and Tremont use the brick-like tiles? This is the only IND line which used it.

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by mcorivervsaf on Fri May 4 19:16:08 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Fri May 4 12:38:20 2012.

Ugh, you had to mention 205th! At this point, that station needs to be CLOSED for a complete rehab! It looks more like a museum exhibit, than a subway station! The water damage alone has destroyed that station! Geez...

As for Tremont, it didn't look as bad as it did when I took the D there back in 2007. Man, that erosion must've been quick!

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri May 4 23:35:31 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Fri May 4 11:40:26 2012.

Not to mention lots and lots of caulk.

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by grand concourse on Sat May 5 01:02:36 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 13:07:16 2012.

Agreed.

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by grand concourse on Sat May 5 01:03:26 2012, in response to iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Concourse Express on Fri May 4 01:22:26 2012.

Nice!

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Dyre Dan on Sat May 5 08:58:38 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri May 4 17:05:43 2012.

174/175 St. never had the brick-style tiles. 161 St. did, but they have since been replaced, leaving 155 St., 167 St., and 170 St. as the only three stations with the "brick" walls. I've certainly never seen any explanation of why they were used.

Another oddity is the plain white-on-black name tablets at 167 St. and 170 St. The other side-platform stations on the line have colored borders around the name tablets, but they also have two streets in the official station names (155th St.-8th Ave., 161st St.-River Ave., 174th-175th St., and 182nd-183rd St.) The pattern seems to have been that stations along the Concourse line with only one street in their names got the colored borders omitted, but that wasn't done on other lines either.

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Concourse Express on Sat May 5 10:12:48 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by grand concourse on Sat May 5 01:03:26 2012.

Thanks GC!

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Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations

Posted by Concourse Express on Sat May 5 10:19:55 2012, in response to Re: iPHOTOS (21): Repair progress - 182-183 Streets and 170 Street stations, posted by Dyre Dan on Sat May 5 08:58:38 2012.

I also had no luck finding concrete explanations for the brick tile; mayhap they were experimental?

In any case, they're holding up much better than the square tiles at many other IND stations; a good ol' power wash seems to be all they need to look "new" again. Also, the brick tiles give the Concourse Line a "unique" feel relative to other IND construction.

IINM, brick tiles also exists in the 145 St mezzanine.

Another oddity is the plain white-on-black name tablets at 167 St. and 170 St...The pattern seems to have been that stations along the Concourse line with only one street in their names got the colored borders omitted, but that wasn't done on other lines either.

Interesting observation. Wonder if that was indeed the case...

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