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Station: 8th Avenue (Canarsie Line)

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BMT Canarsie Line
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Overview

Opened: 6/13/1931

Transfer here to: IND 8th Avenue/Fulton Street/Rockaway Line

The 8th Avenue station is next and last, and is the terminus of the Canarsie Line. This station opened in 1931, and was not originally built like a BMT station, rather, it was built in the same style as the IND station with which it shares a transfer point. As originally constructed, a simple blue tile band adorned the wall. A major reconstruction and renovation in 1999 allowed the spirit of Dual Contracts designer Squire J. Vickers to catch up with this station - a new frieze in the Vickers Canarsie Line style was designed and installed along the track side walls. Tan and beige at the edges, with brick red, jasmine yellow, lime green and dark green in the faithfully-reproduced "crazy quilt" pattern, it is adorned with a dark green border, maroon vertical stripes, and perfectly-recreated blue hexagonal icons with white "8"s on them. Brown borders and accents complete the design. New white tile can be found in the rampways. Winding staircases with many landings lead to the IND upper level and the IND 8th Avenue Line.

Artwork

Life Underground, Tom Otterness (2000)

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 8th Avenue
Artwork: Life Underground (Tom Otterness)

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 8th Avenue
Artwork: Life Underground (Tom Otterness)

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Photo by: Michael Pompili
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Michael Pompili
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Philip D'Allesandro
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Aliandro Brathwaite
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: David M.
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: 8th Avenue


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