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Brooklyn's Smith-9 Sts Station Reopens

April 26, 2013

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After a two-year rehabilitation project, Brooklyn’s Smith-9 Sts Station reopens, restoring F Line Symbol and G Line Symbol service to the Red Hook, Gowanus and Carroll Gardens communities.

The 79-year-old facility—the world's highest subway station at nearly 88 feet—underwent a ground up renewal over the course of 22 months.  The rehabilitation began in May 2011 in conjunction with the rebuilding of the Culver Viaduct. 

The $32 million station project was completed with funding from the MTA Capital Program.

What we accomplished:

  • Expanded and rehabilitated station control house with new architectural finishes

  • Refurbished station agent booth, stairways, and escalators

  • New Customer Information Centers and Customer Waiting Areas

  • Reorganized Fare Control Area

  • Installed new platform canopies

  • Installed new lighting, public address system, and signage throughout the station

  • Installed new platform edge, concrete topping and tactile warning strip

  • Installed new decorative, architectural fencing at platform level

  • As part of the MTA’s Arts-for-Transit program, installed new artwork by artist Alyson Shotz inspired by the area’s maritime history, including a 14-foot tall mosaic, and 26 windows of historic nautical maps etched with silver reflective ink in layers of glass.
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