Queensboro Plaza is part of an elevated subway station located in New York City. A double-decked platform station, the Plaza, extends above Queen's Plaza east of the Queensboro Bridge.
Beneath the Planet of the ApesJohn Brent and a mute human female named Nova explored the dilapidated passageways of the Plaza subway tunnel. They first entered the tunnel to hide from a gorilla solder on patrol under the impression it was a natural cave. As Brent progressed, he doubted the tunnel was created by geological formations, then found a sign reading "ELEPHONE", which partially obscured sign advertising a pay phone, which was now out of service. He then found a moldering placard attached to a wall identifying the Queensboro Plaza. It was at that moment, that he realized that the "alien" world he thought he had discovered was actually his home planet - Earth.
- In the Beneath the Planet of the Apes novelization, the Queensboro Plaza is spelled Queensborough.
- Queensboro Plaza is an actual place in New York City, but is an elevated subway platform that lacks tilework, which is usually only seen in underground subway stations.
- Queens Plaza station which is next to Queensboro Plaza station is the underground station, which would have had a tiled sign. 2 different lines servicing different trains.
- Brent's reaction to learning he is on Earth and not some distant star was markedly different than Taylor's well known rant of "You maniacs; you blew it up!" Brent is more composed in accepting this turn of events, simply asking himself "My God, did we do it, did we really do it?" This suggests Brent had been less of an idealist than Taylor, thinking it was indeed possible nuclear war could come to Earth.
- Forbidden Zone
- New York City
- Radio City Music Hall
- St. Patrick's Cathedral
- New York Stock Exchange
- Grand Central Terminal
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