A History of the New York Subway with Clifton Hood

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SVA Theatre

333 West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011

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When the New York City subway opened on October 27, 1904, it consisted of a single line that ran twenty-two miles from City Hall to 145th Street and Lenox Avenue—still the longest stretch ever built at one time. From that initial route through to the completion of the Independent Subway line (IND) in the 1940s, the subway grew to cover 722 miles—long enough to reach from New York to Chicago. Today, the system carries more than 1.6 billion passengers a year and for all of its challenges, it is among the greatest urban achievements of the 20th century.

Open House New York invites you to learn more about the fascinating history of New York City’s subway system–and what that history can tell us about how we can remake its future–in a talk by Clifton Hood, author of 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York.

This program is part of The Moving City: Transportation Infrastructures of New York, a year-long series of tours, conversations and debates about the future of transportation and mobility in New York City. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and matching gifts from our 2019 Spring Benefit donation challenge supporters.

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Talk begins at 7:00 pm

AIA CES: 2 LU | HSW

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Registration is required as space is limited. Admission is $5 for Members. General admission is $15.

Tickets are non-refundable. Should you not be able to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to Open House New York and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

SVA Theatre is ADA compliant and provides assisted listening devices for the hearing impaired. For more information, please contact info@ohny.org or 212-991-6470 at least 72 hours before the event.

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SVA Theatre

333 West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011

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No Refunds

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Open House New York (OHNY) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of OHNY is to promote a greater appreciation of the city’s built environment; broaden public awareness by exposing diverse audiences to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design; educate and inspire discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning and preservation; and showcase outstanding new work as well as structures of historic merit. 

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