Framed subway maps
make beautiful works of art.
Below you will find several maps framed using archival quality materials which can be displayed in the home, office, libraries, and the like.
This is a mint condition 1972 Massimo Vignelli designed New York City subway map. These maps are incredibly rare and have sold on eBay recently unframed for $500.00. This map unfolded for the first time right before framing. It has been framed and matted using archival quality materials to preserve this rare find.
$439.00 framed and matted - PREORDER ONLY (SOLD OUT)
$299.00 map only - ONE AVAILABLE
Map size: 17.5"x21" approx
Mat: 2" width, black, archival
Frame: 2" width, black, wood, outer dimensions 24"x27" approx
Printed on the finest Italian cream paper, this map is acid-free, elegant, detailed, non-glossy.
Option1 (right in below image):
Frame: 2" width, expresso, wood
Total dimensions: 23.5"x31.5"
Option 2 (left in below image):
Frame: 2.5" width, black with gold inlay, wood
Total dimensions: 24.5"x32.5"
All new 2010 edition. Revised for 2010, this book now includes track maps of the Second Avenue Subway, the westward extension of the Flushing line, the new terminal at South Ferry, all the latest signal changes, construction updates and a lot more!
The 2010 Edition was released on December 15th 2009 and it encompases the latest capital improvements, signal changes on the 8th Avenue IND, the new South Ferry terminal station and the extension of the 7 train west of Times Square. Second Avenue Subway track maps are included with this version as well. Yard notes have been changed to reflect fleet changes on all divisions, signal numbers have been updated and notes on ongoing construction projects have been made. Other recent updates include the reconfiguration of the Nassau St. line in lower Manhattan, the SIRT reconfiguration and some signal page additions.
As always, the main thrust of the book are the black & white track maps, showing every station, every track and all yard leads, all with their respective track numbers. The book is now 142 pages in length, spiral-bound in 8 1/2 x 11" format.
In this edition you will find every mainline track, every one of the system's yards, tracks of the Staten Island Rapid Transit and underground portions of the PATH system in New York and New Jersey and the JFK AirTrain. Also included are route separation home signals and details of the system's most complicated interlockings (like DeKalb Avenue, 47-50th St, West 4th Street, East New York, Atlantic Avenue, 125th St./Lexington Ave. and many more). There is an exhaustive description of track signaling, an expanded introduction and three pages of colour signals. The book also includes details on abandoned tracks and stations, radio frequencies, whistle and buzzer codes and many other useful goodies. It's a must for any serious subway buff, railfan or straphanger who loves to know about the operations of the world's largest subway system.
Please purchase this amazing book directly from the author via this link: http://nyctrackbook.com/
This is the most comprehensive book of NYC subway photography and architecture I've ever seen.
$34.99 - ONE AVAILABLE
9"x11", Hardback, 241 pages
From Publishers Weekly
This fascinating, smartly executed volume should intrigue and entertain anyone with affection for New York City's "amazingly complex, largely uncelebrated environment," in the words of critic Giovannini. Given a legacy of three separate systems built during different decades and untidily unified in 1940, the 100-year-old subway's multitudinous elements today uneasily harmonize in "systematic uniqueness." Thematic chapters cover ceramic designs, fare collections, signage, advertising and more. Squire Vickers, an architect who served as chief architect of the system from 1906 to 1942, wanted to celebrate the subway's industrial character, yet at the same time used colored tiles to add cheer. A marvelous chapter traces the evolution of subway maps, including the 1972 example of minimalism that turned subway lines into 45- and 90-degree angles. Another surveys subway cars through the years, including rattan upholstery and the beginning of hard fiberglass polyester seats. There's much delight in the old: metal grillwork from the 1930s, the three-dimensional ceramic at Brooklyn's Borough Hall station. There are also stirring signs of the new: freshly commissioned tile mosaics in Chinatown; a restored 1904 station house at 72nd Street and its respectful but better-fed newly built cousin across Verdi Square; funky cast-bronze sculptures at 14th Street. The subway's grittier side is treated somewhat glancingly; a picture from 1970 shows the clutter that led to the ban on vending machines; the new turnstile's design is described as a deterrent to fare-beaters. But this book reminds us that the achievement of the subway, even today, is to function under pressure, above ground and below, with unexpected elements of artistry and grace.
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