Architect Relives The Colorful History Of New York City’s Subway System

Michael Wyetzner breaks down the architectural and design details found in some of its oldest and newest stations.

If you have ever wanted to learn more about the history of New York City’s subway system, we have the perfect video for you.

Michael Wyetzner of Michielli + Wyetzner Architect is here to provide you with the background that you need most, thanks to an interview with did with Architectural Digest. As it turns out, this particular subway system has a very colorful history and we had a ton of fun learning more about it.

Photo: YouTube/Architectural Digest

Michael takes the time to explain a number of different subway aspects to us in this video. He provides us with a history of how the stations were built. That’s not all that he explains, either. If you ever wondered about the evolution of the New York City subway system and how funneling has changed over the years, this is a great way to learn.

The funneling techniques that were once used back in the day have since changed a bit, as they should have. As we have gotten more and more capable technologically, it only makes sense that our public transportation would evolve right along with us. This is not the only thing that has changed over the years. Michael even walks us through the changes that were made to the station signs and designs.

Photo: YouTube/Architectural Digest

“Today Michael Wyetzner of Michielli + Wyetzner Architects returns to Architectural Digest to explore the history of New York City’s storied subway system, breaking down the architectural and design details found in some of its oldest and newest stations,” the video’s description reads. We especially enjoy having the chance to check out all of the older stations that we have never had the chance to see.

You would think that these stations would look relatively similar as time passes but nothing could be further from the truth.

Photo: YouTube/Architectural Digest

The evolution that has taken place over the course of time is something that has to be seen to be truly appreciated.

If you’d like to see for yourself, be sure to check out the video below:

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