A Virtual Tour of the Best Subway Art and Design in NYC

Just because transportation is practical, doesn’t mean the ride has to be ugly. If you commute along New York City’s subway system, chances are you’re too preoccupied or in a rush to appreciate all the lovely visuals. To rectify this, art historian, Tracy Fitzpatrick, is leading a talk and tour this Thursday through the underground tunnels, making stops at all the design highlights, including the hidden and well-known, the modern and historic. In the meantime, we asked Fitzpatrick to curate a virtual tour of the various spots she and her group are likely to visit.

1. Designed by George Lewis Heins and Christopher Grant La Farge in 1904, this City Hall Station ceased operations in 1945, but is still available to the public through the New York Transit Museum.