Franklin Street/IRT 7 Avenue Line
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Franklin Street is a 7 Avenue Line local stop with two side platforms that have on platform fare control. The platforms have a pink trimline accented by more modern tiles with little Fs in them at regular intervals. There are Fanklin St name tablets with blue backgrounds and pink inner and green outer borders. The platforms were renovated with a particularly speckled marble that gives interesting shadows. For exits towards the northern end each has a single high exit only turnstile that leads out to the NE for the uptown and NW for the downtown sides at North Moore and Varick Streets. Towards the southern end of the platforms is where the full time fare control areas are. On the uptown platform, next to a newsstand, is the bank of turnstiles and the stops only token booth that lead out to single slightly wider than normal street stair with a unique metal and glass awning on it shield arriving passengers. It is located in a strange small triangle bounded by Franklin Street to the South, a tiny street also name Franklin Street to the North, West Broadway (the street the line curves off of) to the west, and Varick Street to the East. Varick Street ends just south of the intersection where it intersects with West Broadway at Finn Square. The downtown platform has no newsstand a strange piece of artwork inside of its former area instead, and both high and low (now all opened at all times) turnstiles that lead to a unstaffed fare control area, the token booth removed. It leads to two streetstairs at the NW and SW corners of Franklin Street and Varick Street. These staircases each have their own unique features, little strange bronze balls wherever two pieces of the steel meet (the unique uptown street stair has these as well).
Art For Transit at Franklin Street Arts at Franklin Street
Alleyways, Tribeca, 2005
Photographs, mirrors, mixed media, light
By Susan Leopold
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(franklinn11) A Franklin St name tablet
2 January, 2004
(franklinn12) Looking down one of the platforms
17 February, 2005
(franklinn13) A mosaic of the exit to North Moore Street
17 February, 2005
(franklinn14) The bottom of one of the high turnstiles up to North Moore Street
17 February, 2005
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(franklinn15) Looking up the staircase with its unique railing to North Moore Street
17 February, 2005
(franklinn16) A platform bench, suspended from the wall, no legs on the floor
17 February, 2005
(franklinn17) Another view down one of the platform
17 September, 2005
(franklinn18) Getting off a downtown 1 train to trash at one narrow end of the platform
14 June, 2011
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(franklinn19) The exit to North Moore St
14 June, 2011
(franklinn110) A close-up of an F in the trimline at Franklin Street
14 June, 2011
(franklinn111) A 1 downtown train zooms out of Franklin Street
14 June, 2011
(franklinn112) A molding name tablet for to Franklin St
14 June, 2011
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(franklinn113) Approaching the Womens room turned newsstand turned art gallery
14 June, 2011
(franklinn114) Women's mosaic has been blacked out
14 June, 2011
(franklinn115) Approaching the high (and low) turnstiles from the downtown platform
14 June, 2011
(franklinn116) The three now unstaffed turnstiles to Franklin Street from the downtown platform
14 June, 2011
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