Ever since he saw the Horse of Selene, Nic Fiddian-Green has worked hard at perfecting the form of the equine head. He works in clay, plaster, beaten lead and marble, and he oversees the casting into bronze himself. He was born in Hampshire, England. Many of his exhibitions have been in London. He hast casted international attention in major exhibits in Italy, USA, and Australia. His recent encounter with a life-threatening illness has caused him to revise his work into a much deeper and thought-provoking vision. Even though all his sculptures portray a human head, they are viewed as a form of self-portrait. His sculptures are representations of his strong faith and persistence through life’s challenges.
Opened in 1904 for the Manhattan Main Line, the City Hall Station was supposed to be the heart of the subway system. With the looks of the Grand Central and the emptiness, the secret station looks like the one from Harry Potter. Due to new, stronger trains, the station was forced to close in 1945 since it wasn’t made for the larger trains. Trains were then forced to get off a stop before at the Brooklyn Bridge. Nowadays, the 6 train passes through the station, allowing passengers to view its glory from inside the car. Even though you can’t get off on the stop, the train travels through slowly enough for people to view the beauty. To make the station even cooler, street artists of the Underbelly Project have turned it into a little, creepy art gallery (look at the picture above). Those who explore deep into the tunnels can see it during the night. However, only go by foot if you don’t mind getting arrested or the small possibility of getting hit by a train…
How to travel to the station: Simply stay on the 6 train instead of getting off at Brooklyn Bridge, the last stop. The train actually makes a turnaround through City Hall station as it starts its return trip uptown.
There’s also some really cool hidden London Tube Stations. Click the links below for some info on them.
Sources: http://www.travelettes.net/new-york-city’s-hidden-subway-station/, http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/rare-look-at-new-york-s-secret-subway-station, http://www.metro.us/newyork/local/article/689759, http://fullgrasp.blogspot.com/2010/11/secret-nyc-city-hall-6-train-station.html, http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662679/stunning-nyc-subway-station-hidden-in-plain-sight-until-now