96th Street Station

The 96th Street station will be the northern terminus of the Second Avenue Subway until Phase II of construction extends it to its final destination at 125th Street. A few blocks of tunnels were actually dug north of 96th Street in the 1970s before the city's fiscal problems stopped construction. The station will extend between 92nd Street and 97th Street with three planned station entrances: The SW corner of 96th St., the NE corner of 94th St. and the SW corner of 94th St. Two buildings are scheduled for demolition: Century Lumber on the SW corner of 97th St. and a brownstone on the NE corner of 93rd St.

At the time I first visited in December of 2007, work had already begun on rerouting utility lines in preparation for station construction and insertion of the boring machine that will create the tunnel down to 63rd St.

97th - 96th St.

Looking South from 96th St.
12/4/2007 03:46 PM
Looking South from 96th St.
Century Lumber (condemned)<br/>SW corner 2nd Ave. / 97th St.
12/4/2007 03:47 PM
Century Lumber (condemned)<br/>SW corner 2nd Ave. / 97th St.
Equipment storage yard in a park at 97th St.
12/4/2007 03:48 PM
Equipment storage yard in a park at 97th St.
Looking South from 96th St.
12/4/2007 03:49 PM
Looking South from 96th St.

94th - 96th St.

SE corner 2nd Ave. / 96th St.
12/4/2007 03:50 PM
SE corner 2nd Ave. / 96th St.
West side 2nd Ave. btw 94/95th St.
12/4/2007 03:51 PM
West side 2nd Ave. btw 94/95th St.
West corners 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
12/4/2007 03:52 PM
West corners 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
NW corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
12/4/2007 03:54 PM
NW corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
NW corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
12/4/2007 03:55 PM
NW corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
SE corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
12/4/2007 03:52 PM
SE corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
SE corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
12/4/2007 03:53 PM
SE corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
Planned station entrance<br/>West side of 2nd Ave. btw 93/94th St.
12/4/2007 03:53 PM
Planned station entrance<br/>West side of 2nd Ave. btw 93/94th St.

93rd - 94th St.

Planned station entrance<br/>SE corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
12/4/2007 03:55 PM
Planned station entrance<br/>SE corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
SE corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
12/4/2007 03:56 PM
SE corner 2nd Ave. / 94th St.
NE corner 2nd Ave. / 93rd St.
12/4/2007 03:57 PM
NE corner 2nd Ave. / 93rd St.

South of 93rd St.

East corners 2nd Ave. / 92nd St.
12/4/2007 03:57 PM
East corners 2nd Ave. / 92nd St.
Pedestrian redirection 2nd Ave. / 92nd St.
12/4/2007 03:57 PM
Pedestrian redirection 2nd Ave. / 92nd St.
Construction btw 91/92nd St.
12/4/2007 03:58 PM
Construction btw 91/92nd St.
Construction btw 91/92nd St.
12/4/2007 03:59 PM
Construction btw 91/92nd St.
Construction btw 91/92nd St.
12/4/2007 03:59 PM
Construction btw 91/92nd St.
Construction btw 91/92nd St.
12/4/2007 04:00 PM
Construction btw 91/92nd St.
Construction btw 91/92nd St.
12/4/2007 04:00 PM
Construction btw 91/92nd St.
2nd Ave. btw 89/90th St.
12/4/2007 04:01 PM
2nd Ave. btw 89/90th St.