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White Subway Tile Revitalizes New York Subway Station

Hidden in plain sight at the New York MTA 72nd Street subway station is Heritage Tile’s latest historic preservation project. The MTA used our directional tiles and white subway tile to replace the cracked tiles covering the walls of the station. The new tiles are exact replicas that match the color and patina of the existing 90-year-old tile, so you can’t even tell that they’re there. However, with historic preservation, blending in is the point. You want improvements that seamlessly flow into the original look and feel of the space, and MTA’s skillful use of our tiles does just that.

Next to Heritage Tile’s revitalizations efforts is a much more noticeable addition to the subway station: A new 973 square foot ceramic mosaic from Yoko Ono titled “SKY.” The piece consists of 6 mosaics placed throughout the station showing words of peace and hope floating in a sky with white clouds. The commission was a part of an initiative by MTA Arts & Design to create a comfortable underground space by incorporating art into every MTA subway station. Although we did not provide the tiles used in the mosaics, we are honored to have our work displayed in the presence of Yoko Ono’s latest commission.

Heritage Tile is proud to enhance the experience of New Yorkers’ daily commute by restoring the walls of the station. The presence of our new subway tiles will create a more pleasant and enjoyable space for the many individuals who use the subway. As Yoko Ono’s mosaic aims to bring aspects of the sky and nature into an indoor underground space, our tiles rejuvenate the surrounding walls to restore the well-used and historic subway to its former glory.