Masamichi Udagawa, Sigi Moeslinger, Antenna Design, MTA New York City Transit Team. Help Point Intercom for the New York City Subway. 2004

Masamichi Udagawa, Sigi Moeslinger, Antenna Design, MTA New York City Transit Team Help Point Intercom for the New York City Subway 2004

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Most New Yorkers and millions of tourists rely on the subway system to navigate the city. Help Point Intercoms, currently installed at the 23rd Street and Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall subway stations along the Lexington Avenue line, aid in relaying travel and emergency information. The integrated microphone and speaker provide direct contact with security personnel twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and the compact design is resistant to vandalism and breakage. A blue light identifies the device, providing a sense of safety and security in a manner that is not obtrusive during everyday activities but is recognizable in an emergency.

Gallery label from Born out of Necessity, March 2, 2012–January 28, 2013.
Manufacturer
Siemens Transportation Systems, Inc.
Medium
Polycarbonate, LED light, and stainless steel
Dimensions
64 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 7 1/8" (164.5 x 19.6 x 18.1 cm)
Credit
Gift of Siemens Corporation, USA
Object number
184.2006
Copyright
© 2021 Masamichi Udagawa & Sigi Moeslinger
Department
Architecture and Design

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