- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - New York state plans to spend $1.5 million to restore an abandoned train platform in downtown Syracuse that hasn’t been used in more than 50 years.

Department of Transportation officials tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse (bit.ly/1VokmOg) that the decaying structure alongside Interstate 690 will be restored because of its historical significance as a city landmark and former gateway to downtown.

The platform, closed since 1962, was once part of the former New York Central train station complex.

While the building underneath the platform is privately owned, portions of the platform are in the I-690 right-of-way owned by the state.

Since 1982, the platform has been home to a public art installation featuring human figures appearing to wait for a train that never arrives.

DOT officials say the statues likely will be removed.


Information from: The Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com

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