116 Street-Columbia University/IRT Broadway Line
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116 Street-Columbia University is a typical opening day IRT local station with the non-extension portion having high ceilings, and a bit of original wall frenzies still intact. The trim alternates between a typical circular looking blue 116 and the inner portion of the official seal of Columbia University (which apparently carries legal weight [Source]). These are on a green relief background. The name tablets have the ornate IRT boarder and simply say only Columbia University, no mention of 116 Street. The stops main entrance is on a very low mezzanine towards the northern end of the platforms, there are two consecutive staircases that lead up from each platform to the two separate banks of turnstiles that have the token booth between them. These in turn lead to two street stairs right alongside each other, one couple on the NW corner of 116 Street and Broadway, the other couple directly across the street alongside Columbia's front gates (116 Street does not go all the way through). On the extension portion of the uptown platform (towards the southern end of the platform) a few steps lead DOWN to two High Exit Turnstiles that lead up to a street stair midway down the block between 116 Street and 115 Street (although neither of those streets go all the way through because of Columbia's campus. The downtown platform lacks this exit but does have a newsstand situated towards its only exit.
Art For Transit at Prospect Park style= Arts For Transit at 116 Street-Columbia University
Railrider's Throne, Welded Steel Chair on downtown platform
By Michelle Greene
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(116n11) The main two staircases up to the street
23 December, 2005
(116n12) Looking down the platform, it gets significantly narrower where it was extended from 5 to 10 cars
23 December, 2005
(116n13) A piece of litter and the floor of 116 Street
23 December, 2005
(116n14) A Columbia University name tablet
1 July, 2008
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(116n15) Close up of a book in the boarder of the name tablet
1 July, 2008
(116n16) A vase inside the name tablet
1 July, 2008
(116n17) A portion of the seal of Columbia - do not believe in 1904 they were using their current logo, a crown, which is everywhere on campus.
1 July, 2008
(116n18) The newsstand, and the artistic chair
1 July, 2008
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(116n19) A drop in the ceiling along the downtown platform
1 July, 2008
(116n110) The end of the wall trim line
1 July, 2008
(116n111) The extension portion of the downtown platform: No exit
1 July, 2008
(116n112) Random 116 lettering is in the wall of the extension
1 July, 2008
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(116n113) Passengers get on and off an arriving rush hour train.
3 June, 2011
(116n114) The staircase DOWN to the exit only exit from the uptown platform
3 June, 2011
(116n115) The secondary exit looking towards the primary exit
3 June, 2011
(116n116) The two high exit turnstiles from the uptown platform
3 June, 2011
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