Photos: See the Hurricane Sandy–ravaged South Ferry subway station

The MTA estimates that repairing the station will take three years; these photos show why.

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  • Photographs: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin

  • Photographs: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin

  • Photographs: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin

  • Photographs: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin

  • Photographs: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin

Photographs: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin

Even though the majority of the subway system was up and running within days of being shut down due to Hurricane Sandy, some stations and lines took much longer to repair. The South Ferry 1 station—which only reopened in 2009 after extensive renovations—is still closed, and today the MTA released photos from within the stop that show the extent of the destruction caused by the storm. It's pretty grim: In addition to damage to platforms, stairs and signage, the station's electrical systems were badly affected; the MTA estimates that it will cost about $600 million to fully repair South Ferry. Yikes.


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