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New York Transit Museum: ConnectedBorough Hall Plaque
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The building contract for the original lines of the New York City subway - the Interborough Rapid Transit, or IRT - stipulates that the system must be both functional and beautiful.
Station ceramics, like the one below at Borough Hall station in Brooklyn, help the subway combine beauty and function. Click and drag the magnifying glass below, and adjust the magnification, to explore this piece up close.
 

  

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