Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December 16, 2008

Thirteen/WNET, the local PBS station, aired a segment from their Blueprint America series called "Is the Subway Going Back Down the Tubes?" last Tuesday, December 16th.

The full segment, and some additional background information on the 2nd Avenue Subway project, can be found on the PBS web links listed below.

Video: "Is the Subway Going Back Down the Tubes?"
Thirteen/WNET (8:50) - 12/16/08

Web Video: "Building the Second Avenue Subway"
Thirteen/WNET (3:45) - 12/16/08

Archive Video: "Saga of the 2nd Avenue Subway"
Thirteen/WNET (8:00) - 1975
"This 51st State (Channel Thirteen) report in 1975 tells the story of New York City’s repeated attempts to complete a second subway line on the East Side."

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Here's a listing of the recent additions to the
right-hand column of The Launch Box:

Under Web Links:
"The Second Avenue Line – The Greatest Subway New York Never Built"
a Timeline, from Thirteen/WNET

Under News Links:
"The Subway Route of All Evil"
New York Post - 12/14/08

Under Video / Audio Links:
"2nd Avenue Subway New York" (10:33)
ABC Radio National By Design (from Australia) - 11/26/08
"Janne Ryan talks on site to the project's chief engineer,
David Caiden, and Bill Dentzer, from Arup."

"Subway Construction Slows Down 2nd Ave. Business" (2:45)
NY1 - 12/11/08