The Old and the New NYC Subway

NYC’s subway system is a blend of old and new design elements, and a century of history. Architect Michael Wyetzner explores the fascinating cues that exist in the world-renowned subway system. For a quick history lesson, check out Architectural Digest’s fun video.

All major cities are rich with history. New York City is no different. The subway system is world-renown in its layout, efficiency, delays, and over-budget projects. However, it has a history that goes back over a century.

The mixing of old and new, complete with mixing different design elements over the years is one unique piece of NYC's main transit method. Architect Michael Wyetzner breaks down some of these cues and some of the fascinating ways in which the subway exists today.

For even some light history-viewing, this piece from Architectural Digest is a lot of fun.