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METR_011007_01.JPG: As I was coming back from my day downtown, I saw that the subway system was yanking all trash cans and newspaper recycling bins from inside the stations. They had decided that the chance of terrorists planting things in them was too severe. It would be more than a year before specially-designed replacements came out.
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Wikipedia Description: Rosslyn (WMATA station)
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Rosslyn is a rapid transit station on the Blue and Orange Lines of the Washington Metro in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. One of three interchange points on the Metrorail system west of the Potomac River and located in a growing business district, Rosslyn is the busiest station outside of the District of Columbia. Upon its expected opening in 2013, the Silver Line will begin calling at Rosslyn, furthering its importance as a rail hub in Northern Virginia.
The station has entrances on the west side of North Moore Street between Wilson Boulevard and 19th Street North and on the east side of Fort Myer Drive between Wilson Boulevard and 19th Street North. A street elevator to the mezzanine (upper) level of the station is on the east side of North Moore Street, across the street from the Metro station entrance. The station is a stop for several express Metrobus lines, including the 5A to Dulles International Airport and L'Enfant Plaza.
The station opened on July 1, 1977. Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km) of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.
Rosslyn station is one of only two stations that have a layout where westbound trains service a platform which is one level below the mezzanine-level platform for eastbound trains. This feature allows for the separate tracks of the Orange and Blue lines to converge and diverge without requiring an at-grade crossing.
As the neighborhood is situated on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, while the shared rail line into Washington passes through a rock-bored tunnel, Rosslyn station is quite deep—the deepest on the Orange and Blue Lines. The upper platform lies 97 vertical feet below street level; the lower platform another 20 feet below that. The station features the third longest continuous escalator in the world; an escalator ride between the street level and the mezzanine level takes 159 seconds.
Notable places nearby:
* Freedom Park
* Georgetown University
* Netherlands Carillon
* USMC War Memorial
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2001 photos: Image quality is going to be pretty bad because these are scans of negatives and prints. They were usually taken on a Pentax ME-Super.
This was the year of 9/11 and many of the places that had been commonplace to visit beforehand suddenly became a pain in the neck or not available at all. I took a two-week trip right before 9/11 in New England and then took a one-week trip afterward to North Carolina.