Yuka Yoneda

8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

by , 08/14/14

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The Underground Home Mystery

Hidden – or perhaps not – beneath one of Queens’s most popular parks, the Underground Home is a massive, 12,000-square-foot house that may or may not still be there. The subterranean residence was designed and built by businessman Jay Swayze for the 1964 World’s Fair, but what happened after that is a mystery. Some say that the house, which featured all of the latest technologies for underground living, was filled in with rubble and destroyed while others hypothesize that Swayze would have opted to leave it intact since that was a cheaper option. For now, no one quite knows if it’s still down there.

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Too-Perfect Bronx Townhouses

You might not think twice when passing by these quaint townhouses in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, but stick around for a bit and you’ll begin to notice something strange. For one thing, you’ll never see anyone exit or enter out of the homes’ green doors, which appear to be floating in the air with no actual steps leading up to them. So what’s wrong with these too-perfect Bronx townhouses?

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World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

Being home to the world’s oldest subway tunnel seems like something a city would want to take advantage of, so why has NYC chosen to hide the historic passageway away from the public eye?

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