Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects was responsible for the revitalization of the Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street Museum Subway Station, which is supported by six museums and cultural institutions along 53rd Street.

The station design features a 400-foot-long, backlit exhibit system that illustrates the institutions' programs and collections. The three-level station has been refitted in boldly graphic red and white tile; the second level ceiling is a shimmering semicircular vault of acoustical metal panels. 
The firm’s services included architectural design, exhibition design, circulation planning, and technical inspection for facility modernization and issues of water damage and other technical problems.

"Waiting for their trains, subway riders read. They read newspaper, books, anything to pass the time. At 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue, they can read walls. With 71 display boxes running the length of the upper level platform, the "culture station" was designed to brighten underground life with exhibits from neighboring cultural institutions."



  • Saving the Subway's Last Mosaics; The New York Times
  • Upgrading A NYC Subway Station to Delete Noise and Create a Sense of Place; Interiors
  • In Subway, An Accent On Culture; The New York Times
  • Art In The Subways; International Design
  • Underground Design; International Design
  • Cultural Stations; Art Forum
  • Subways; Skyline
  • Culture Stations Exhibition; Oculus Magazine
  • MTA Is On the Track of Culture Stations; Daily News
  • Underground Culture; The New York Times
  • How Culture In The Subways May Look; The New York Times
  • Next Stop, Culture Street; The New York Times
  • New York’s Cultural Stations: Redesign of Four Subway Stations in New York; Municipal Art Society/Cooper Union Publications