Thursday, August 14, 2008
This neat piece of Second Avenue Subway artwork appeared on the Wired Magazine web site a few days ago.
(left-click on the image for a larger view.)
The artist's name is Peter Grundy.
The article from Wired, with 2 other images, can be found on this link.
Here are a few images from this past Sunday -
btw. 92nd and 93rd, W side of the avenue
Work continues on the construction of the west side of the launch box.
These piles have been drilled and the forms are now waiting to be filed with concrete.
A closer view of one of the secant pile concrete forms.
Each form is 42" in diameter, I believe.
For further details on this construction technique look at the presentation (pages 39-52) that the MTA made to the CB8 Second Avenue Subway Task Force on 06/18/08, on this link.
96th, S side - looking N
Here's a picture of the concrete slurry plant, just north of 96th street, that was setup over the past 2-3 months. The slury plant will prepare the concrete slurry mix that will be used for the slurry walls.
97th - looking S, through the perimeter fence
Another view of the slurry plant.
near 95th street
A picture of the recently assembled Liebherr crawler crane. At the moment there are a total of three (3) very large crawler cranes on the work site.
The black pipes, I believe, will be used to transport the concrete slurry mix from the new plant in the 96th street yard to various points on the work site.
92nd, N side - looking S
If you look closely you'll see that the owner of this restaurant decided to paint the logo for the 2nd Avenue Business Association on his wall. (click on the image for a closer view.)
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In legislative news ---
The NYS Assembly bill that was supposed to establish an economic grant program for the Second Avenue Subway construction project area (Bill No. A10595) was vetoed by Governor Paterson on 07/21/08.
Apparently this bill was vetoed as part of a larger package of 34 separate vetoes that were issued by the governor in late July, in an effort to curb new spending.
Here's a listing of the recent additions to the left-hand
column of The Launch Box:
Under Community Board 8 - Second Avenue Subway Task Force:
CB8 presentation on 72nd and 86th Street Entrance Options; Alignment Changes; NEPA Environmental Assessment discussion - 07/29/08
Under Posting of Note:
An updated listing of stores in the 2nd Avenue Subway Construction Business Zone that have closed since construction started back in April 2007.
(a copy of this posting is also shown below also.)
Posted by Ben H on 8/14/2008 07:24:00 PM
Saturday, August 2, 2008
93rd - looking south,
through four pieces of 42" steel drilling pipe.
92nd, near the NW corner - looking SE
Here workers are preparing to lift a piece of 42" steel pipe.
Each section of pipe will be hoisted up over 92nd street and then placed very carefully in front of the Key Food store between 92nd and 93rd.
All vehicles, and pedestrians, were stopped while this very heavy piece of pipe was moved through the air.
btw. 92nd and 93rd - looking N
This rotary drilling rig, a German made Bauer BG 40, was setup on the job site last week. In this series of pictures workers are drilling holes for the secant piles that will make up the west edge of The Launch Box.
New steel I-beams.
Various pieces of the drilling equipment.
93rd - looking S
94th, SE corner - looking W
A little further north on the work site a brand
new Liebherr HS 855 crawler crane sits partially assembled.
Another view of the new crane.
Posted by Ben H on 8/02/2008 07:24:00 PM