50 Street/IRT Broadway Line
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50 Street is an opening day on the IRT local station with two side platforms on the four track line. The stop was given a 1993, renovation and towards the original southern ends of the station where fare control is situated directly along the platforms there are round columns but no original ceiling molding, there is a green terra cotta relief trimline with little quite simple 50s inside it along with just two original small terra cotta relief name tablets. The stops designs are quite similar to 66th Street. The northern extension portion of the station has simpler tiled modern looking replicas of these more elaborate name tablets, with major portions of the platform walls light brown bricks. The platforms have a line of teal painted columns that are round in the original platform area and straight at the extensions

On the downtown side for exits from the on platform fare control area there is one to the building on the SW corner of 50 Street and Broadway that requires walking through a shopping arcade with a Ducken Donuts, Barber Shop, and Newsstand, while walking down the steps to the platform fare control level. The NW corner entrance is even harder to spot the only indication at street level is a square era green block and M along the sidewalk next to staircases down to the public plaza outside of Paramount Plaza (formerly known as the Uris Building). This entrance is just a little opening in the plaza and an awning for an Equinox Health Club location covers the subway entrance, still underground next to this entrance a recently reopened passageway to 8 Avenue and the uptown side fare control area of the C and E station there can be accessed, this has simple off-white brick walls and revolving doors that lead to an abandoned building entrance.
The uptown direction's fare control area is more simple there are two standard street stars along 50 Street at the NE corner with Broadway, on the NW corner there is a single street stair up to it as well as a passageway that leads (surrounded by advertisements) to a staircase up to a mid-block entrance (its a short block to 7 Avenue) inside a storefront, that seems unnecessary because simply using the streetstair up to the corner and walking down the street is less walking.
Art For Transit at 66 St-Linclon Center Arts For Transit at 50 Street
Alice: The Way Out, 1994
Ceramic Mosaic
By Liliana Porter
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(50n11) The modern design in the 50 name tablet
12 February, 2004
(50n12) An original terra-cotta trimline relief
21 March, 2004
(50n13) A terra-cotta 50th St name tablet
8 June, 2011
(50n14) Looking down a platform
8 June, 2011
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(50n15) A tiled name tablet towards the top of the walls
8 June, 2011
(50n16) The northern end of the uptown platform
8 June, 2011
(50n17) The uptown platforms fare control area, it gets slightly wider
8 June, 2011
(50n18) Revolving doors to a closed entrance to a building in the 50 Street underpass
27 December, 2008
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(50n19) The off-white tiles of the narrow passageway to 8 Avenue
27 December, 2008
(50n110) The gate that can close off the tunnel to 8 Avenue approaching the entrance to the downtown platform
27 December, 2008
(50n111) Fencing and a short staircase down to the downtown platform
27 December, 2008
(50n112) The sun streams from the plaza of the Pairmont Building into the station
27 December, 2008
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(50n113) A banner for Equinox above the entrance to the downtown side of the 1 train
27 December, 2008
(50n114) A staircase down to the plaza where the subway entrance is
27 December, 2008
(50n115) A square post on street level is the only way to know there is a downtown subway entrance inside this building's underground plaza
27 December, 2008
(50n116) The 3 streetstairs to the uptown platform
27 December, 2008
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