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Buff Tower

Published on: October 9th, 2006 | Last updated: November 10, 2015 Written by:

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Train movements within the subway system used to be controlled by a series of small ‘interlocking towers’. These buildings were located in tunnels and on elevated lines, overlooking junctions where trains could be switched from one track to another.

Most of these old towers have been closed over the years, in favor of centralized dispatching centers.

The old towers still exist though. Some were left as-is, while others, like this one, were stripped of track controls and replaced with electrically panels for tunnel lighting & other utility functions.








Just like in New York Above, space underground is a commodity, and it is rare for any space to be left completely vacant.

Looking out at the tracks.


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    Bad Guy Joe knows more about the NYC underground than anyone else on or below the surface of this planet. He has spent nearly 30 years sneaking into NYC's more forbidden locations. When not underground, he's probably bitching about politicians or building something digital. 
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