Thursday, June 2, 2011

FASCINATING: Where NYC Subway Cars Go To Die... And Live Again

Photographer Stephen Mallon captured these breathtaking images of the new life that comes to retired NYC subway cars, which are dramatically dropped into the ocean to become artificial reefs for sea creatures.

The city decided a decade ago to donate the old cars so that mussels, barnacles and even sharks could glom on and weave in and out of the structures off the Eastern seaboard. His images are from 2008-2010, with cars ending up off the coast of Virginia, Delaware and Maryland.(Photos: Stephen Mallon/Works Artists/Frontroom Gallery)