28 Street/IRT Lexington Avenue Line
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28 Street is an IRT local station with two side platforms for the four track line, the platforms were extend mostly south but also slightly north, the middle of the platforms have some original 28 uniqux reliefs in what is the non-existent trimline, there are also large unique terra-cotta name tablets that have a 28 and then spell out Twenty-Eighth Street. The uptown platform even has a replica of this in mosaic. This is where the stations main exits are directly on each platform and have a unique early 1990s renovation of small opaque glass blocks along the walls with a large lighted sign over the turnstiles on each track and service gate saying 28 Street-Park Avenue South. This design I'm happy was not replicated elsewhere. The fare control areas each have cinderblock looking tiled walls. The staffed token booth is on the uptown platform before two streetstairs each at the NE and SE corners. One of these streetstair's signage is reversed, there is a sign saying subway followed by the station name and then the advertisement on the bottom that is much harder to see. The downtown platform has two street stairs at the SW corner, but at the NE corner it leads out to a storefront entrance inside 404 Park Avenue South, complete with its own awning. There is also a mosaic that says Svbway in that old fashioned way.

The extension areas both north and mainly south of the station's original platforms were tiled with a blue trim with and a beige border interrupted by little 28s. There are name tablets say 28th St with IND style tiling beneath for directions to the station exits. One unique name tablet on the downtown platform spells out 28th Street. There is an additional exit on the downtown platform only open Monday-Friday 7am-7pm through a few high turnstiles (it was closed in 2004 with a non-MTA looking sign saying "Closed until further notice") that lead to revolving doors into the basement of the New York Life Insurance Building and through it and up staircases to its main lobby with public access through the regular entrance to the street. There are ornate signs that say Interborough Subway on them on the facade of the building.
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(28n61) An original and restored 28 Twenty-Eighth Street name tablet
16 March, 2004
(28n62) A close up of the 28 tiles that line the middle of the extension portions of the platforms
16 March, 2004
(28n63) A 28th St name tablet in the extension portion of the station
16 March, 2004
(28n64) A close up of the blue 28 in the trimline of the extension
16 March, 2004
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(28n65) Getting off of a downtown train
31 December, 2009
(28n66) Looking down the middle of the downtown platform that narrows
31 December, 2009
(28n67) The area where the old wall tilings become 1950s, the only 28th Street name tablet written in full is visible
31 December, 2009
(28n68) 1904 terracotta releifs in the trimline
31 December, 2009
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(28n69) The original exit from the downtown platform with its glass cubed opaque walls
31 December, 2009
(28n610) The original posts of the entrance area
31 December, 2009
(28n611) Looking towards the northern end of the downtown platform where the 1904 portion end and 1950s begin again
31 December, 2009
(28n612) Looking down towards the 27 Street exit
31 December, 2009
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(28n613) The high turnstiles to the 27 Street exit in the New York Life Building
31 December, 2009
(28n614) Getting of a 6 train at 28 Street
12 August, 2011
(28n615) 28 terracotta reliefs up on the platform walls
12 August, 2011
(28n616) The turnstiles from the downtown platform 28 Street-Park Avenue South
12 August, 2011
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