5 Avenue-Bryant Park/IRT Flushing Line
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5 Avenue-Bryant Park has a relatively deep island platform for the two tracked Flushing Line. It has platform walls of a golden trimline with little 5s along it for the station name. To access the platform it is all from a mezzanine area just above the platform, here at the eastern end there is a single ornate street stair along the SW corner of 5 Avenue and 42 Street in front of the New York Public Library with a full-time staffed token booth before the bank of turnstiles to this mezzanine with regular staircases down to the platform. Towards the other western end the mezzanine splits one portion becomes a down hll ramp down where there is another staircases up from the platform and becomes the passageway that leads to the mezzanine of the IND Station beneath 6 Avenue at 42 Street-Bryant Park. This free transfer began on December 18, 1967 as a walking transfer via the street only during weekdays before a permanent passageway was built.[1] The portion of the mezzanine that curves up leads to some high turnstiles and a small fare control area out to two streetstairs with elaborate ironwork midblock along 42 Street on the northern side of Bryant Park between 5 and 6 Avenues.
Art For Transit at 42 St-Bryant Park Arts For Transit at 42 Street-Bryant Park
Under Bryant Park,2002
Glass Mosaic and etched Granite
By Samm Kunce
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(5_71) Approaching the mezzanine from the tunnel beneath Bryant Park above the 5 Avenue section of the station with the first staircase down to the station
15 August, 2008
(5_72) The mezzanine ends at Ramps, one up to the midblock exit, one down to the connecting passageway
15 August, 2008
(5_73) The only entrance actually at 5 Avenue beneath the Central Public Library
2 June, 2009
(5_74) The two street stairs in middle of the block along Bryant Park
2 June, 2009
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(5_75) Another view of the two street stairs with gold cornices along Bryant Park
24 July, 2009
(5_76) Looking directly down the two staircases in front of Bryant Park
24 July, 2009
(5_77) Passengers leave and enter the system at the main fare control area at 5 Avenue
6 August, 2009
(5_78) The one staircase up to 5 Avenue at the SW corner
6 August, 2009
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(5_79) The mezzanine at 5 Avenue is quite wide for an IND Station, I don't know the stops original configuration
6 August, 2009
(5_710) A replica mosaic for the exits towards 5th Ave or 6th Ave
6 August, 2009
(5_711) Looking down the line of staircases to the 7 platform
6 August, 2009
(5_712) A 5 in the trimline of the platform
6 August, 2009
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(5_713) Looking down the Queens-bound track on the narrow island platform
6 August, 2009
(5_714) A staircase up to the mezzanine and transfer
6 August, 2009
(5_715) Another mezzanine view
6 August, 2009
(5_716) Looking across one of the platform staircases and a sign for the two exits from the mezzanine
6 August, 2009
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