Brooklyn Heights

Part of Borough Hall subway station collapses, once again

July 27, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This photo, showing chipped tiles and a crumbling portion of a wall at the 4 and 5 lines’ Borough Hall subway station, was taken in 2015, three years before the station’s recent ceiling collapse. Eagle file photo by Mary Frost
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Just a month after pieces of the ceiling fell onto the Borough Hall subway station’s Manhattan-bound platform for the 4 and 5 trains, a large piece of plaster fell on Thursday afternoon onto the same station’s Brooklyn-bound platform. A transit worker reported that no one was injured and that MTA is looking into the incident.

The Borough Hall’s stop serving the 4 and 5 trains is the oldest underground station in Brooklyn, having opened in 1908 (the Borough Hall platforms serving the 2 and 3 trains opened about 10 years later). After last month’s incident, MTA promised to invest $43 million toward repairs to the station, including rehabilitating the ceiling, installing new tiles, replacing platform edges and redesigning the turnstile areas, according to Curbed.

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