About this Product
Two kiosks (1 entrance and 1 exit). Additional photos coming soon. The American Archetype subway kiosks are based on the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) cast-iron prototypes used in New York City from the early 1900s to the mid to late 1950s. These served as covers to New York's subway system stairwells and used a domed roof for entrances and a pyramid roof for exits.
The kiosks were most often placed inline within 50-100 feet apart on city sidewalks, usually with the entrance in front of the exit and both facing the same direction.
A modern, double-width replica is in use today in Manhattan's Astor Place, although this replica is painted a much brighter green than the kiosks' original olive drab color.
NOTICE: The top finials of the kiosk models are extremely fragile. American Archetype has taken every measure to protect these delicate pieces but cannot guarantee that they will arrive intact and not damaged by processing and shipping.
If finial pieces are broken or not present, the models will not be replaced. In this event, the modeler may replace the finials with approximately 14 scale inches of .015” brass wire. A small bead of CA glue at the top of the wire can represent the finial top.
Modelers should be extremely careful in handling the kiosks to prevent finial breakage. Also note, none of our finials were broken in shipping or normal handling.
Instructions and printable glazing (window) template is available at http://www.AmericanArchetypeModels.com.
1.402 w x 1.944 d x 1.204 h
3.562 w x 4.938 d x 3.058 h