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Second Avenue Subway

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Second Avenue Subway provides three new stations at 96th, 86th and 72nd Streets, and new entrances to the existing Lexington Av/63 Street Station. Each station features monumental public artwork by four renowned contemporary artists commissioned by MTA Arts & Design, collectively the most expansive permanent public art installation in New York history.

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Elevated (2016) © Jean Shin. NYCT Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street Station. Ceramic tile, glass mosaic, and laminated glass. Fabricated by Frank Giorgini Handmade Tiles, Miotto Mosaic Art Studio, and Tom Patti Design.

Subway Portraits (2016) © Chuck Close. NYCT Second Avenue – 86th Street Station. Ceramic tile, glass and ceramic mosaic. Fabricated by Magnolia Editions and Mosaika Art & Design.

Blueprint for a Landscape (2016) © Sarah Sze. NYCT Second Avenue – 96th Street Station. Porcelain tile. Fabricated by Sarah Sze Studio, Alcalagres, and Estudio Cerámico.

Perfect Strangers (2016) © Vik Muniz. NYCT Second Avenue – 72nd Street Station. Glass mosaic and laminated glass. Fabricated by Franz Mayer of Munich.

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Second Avenue–96th Street 

Second Avenue–86th Street 

Second Avenue – 72nd Street 

Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street 

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