Recently, as you may or may not know, the MTA has been renovating our Broadway station of the LIRR... supposedly to make it handicap accessible.
While the 93-year old platforms were in a state of disrepair, I'm quite upset at the fact that they were unceremoniously bulldozed.
The platform and surrounding bridges etc were built in 1913. Most of the platforms etc have been demolished, except for one staircase which was repaired (with new stairs on the old foundation) and a couple other areas of foundation... as well as the underground passage.
Kevin from Forgotten -NY offers his own take on the situation (and photos):
"...the city let it go to hell for decades till it had deter- iorated so much they had no choice but to re-do it.
Some main- tenance over the years, and it wouldn't have been necessary but, that's how it's done here.
The same design can be found at Hollis."