Taking of Pelham One Two Three takes midtown
Crews ready for filming on the platform at the 42nd Street-Grand Central No. 7 platform. (Photos by Elisabeth Stuveras)
Films crews descended on east midtown last night to shoot scenes for the much-anticipated remake of "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three". When these shots were taken, the word from crew members was that John Travolta, who plays bad guy Ryder, was going to be on set in about an hour, but we have no photographic evidence of such. Earlier this week, filming for Pelham happened in DUMBO. That Lt. Zachary Garber sure gets around. But save for trailers, we won't see any of this until the release date of July 31, 2009, according to IMDB. Our tour continues after the jump.
-- Rolando Pujol
Our spy was told these balloons, seen outside the CVS at East 42nd Street and Third Avenue, would figure in a scene shot in the subway.
A wooden ramp was placed above the stairs leading from the 42nd Street entrance to the No. 7 train platform at the Grand Central stop.
Crews work at the base of the staircase, where they installed a metal rail to accommodate a camera dolly.
Equipment is parked outside the No. 7 entrance on East 42nd Street near Third Avenue ..
... as well as on Third Avenue near East 41st Street.