The Taking of Pelham 123 Subway Tour
06.11.09 by REELZ
Sony gave a private press tour of some of the forgotten Byzantine labyrinth beneath New York City's streets as part of its promotion of The Taking of Pelham 123. The warren of abandoned subway stations and caverns play a significant role in the story, and part of the reason for the press tour may have been to make sure people realize that filmmakers didn't just make it all up.
In fact, as director Tony Scott emphasized earlier, the subway itself is one of the real stars of the movie, and he went to great lengths to make filming down there as real as possible. UGO has some cool pictures from the event, including shots of the abandoned City Hall Station, the Wine Cellar, and other atmospheric bits and pieces of discarded urban infrastructure.