Fake Buildings That Hide Underground Subway Portals

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Sun, May 5th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

On the Messy Nessy Chic blog, a fascinating tour of fake buildings in London, New York and Paris, which are all facade yet serve the important role of ventilation for the transit system running below.

On a street in Brooklyn that takes you towards the river, where the cobblestones begin paving the road, there is a townhouse that deserves a second look. Despite its impeccable brickwork, number 58 Joralemon Street is not like the other houses. Behind its blacked out windows, no one is at home; no one has been at home for more than 100 years. In fact, number 58 is not a home at all, but a secret subway exit and ventilation point disguised as a Greek Revival brownstone.

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