Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009

Here are two short videos that I found on YouTube of work inside the Tunnel Boring Machine Launch Box (i.e. underneath the road decking) in the 90s.

I'm going to assume that these were taken by one of the contractors on the work site.

UPDATE 9/24/09, 10:50 PM ET
I'm sorry to report that the following two videos
are no longer viewable on YouTube.

"2nd Ave Tunnel" (0:55)
YouTube - 9/23/09

"2nd Ave Subway Big Dig" (0:31)
YouTube - 9/22/09

And after looking around YouTube a bit I found this recent video:

"Subway 0001" (3:54)
By Shannon Boodhoo
YouTube - 9/23/09
"The effects of the Second Avenue construction on businesses and the neighborhood on Manhattan's Upper East Side."

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

Archived Listing of News Links that are more than 2 month old

Archived listing of Video & Audio Links that are more than 2 months old

Various Reports
I've added a new section now for published reports and papers on the project. MTA produced reports will continue to be posted under the "MTA Links" section.

"Design of Large and Shallow Caverns of
the New York Second Avenue Subway"

North American Tunneling 2008 Proceedings,
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

"Rock Tunnels for the Second Avenue Subway"
North American Tunneling - 2006

"Design challenges of New York's largest public works
project of the decade - Second Avenue Subway"

North American Tunneling - 2006

"Baseline Reports MTA New York City Transit's Perspective in
the Design of Deep Underground Facilities"

North American Tunneling - 2006

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