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Worth Street Station

After Triangle Shirtwaist Factory owners, Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, were acquitted of manslaughter charges, the Worth Street Subway station was the probable location where the two men escaped the jeering, hissing crowd of onlookers who gathered as the men left the court complex. Worth Street Station used to connect to the Tombs. The station, which was close to city hall, was demolished in 1962 when the base of the Brooklyn Bridge needed to be expanded.

Map location of the Worth Street Station

The Worth Street station was abandoned when the Brooklyn Bridge pier needed expansion in 1962. This photo of the City Hall subway stop shows a subway stop of the same era. This stop was abandoned in the late 1940s when new subway cars' configurations resulted in unsafe gaps between the train and the platform.


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