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 and 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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