Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17, 2010

"What is the Second Avenue Subway" (1:01)
Metropolitan Transportation Authority - YouTube - 1/12/10

The MTA posted this short video on their new web site, and their new YouTube channel, last week. It provides viewers with a nice one-minute history of the project.


The video shown below is NOT from the Second Avenue subway project.
It is from the MTA's Number 7 Line extension project.

"7 Subway Extension - 12/14/2009 Update" (2:32)
Metropolitan Transportation Authority - YouTube - 1/12/10

The MTA also posted this new video on their YouTube channel last week. It shows the on-going work on the 7 Subway Extension project in Midtown West.

I've posted it here since I'm sure that there are people who view this blog who would be interested in seeing this work, which is very similar to the SAS tunneling that should start in May 2010, I'm told.

Both videos can be viewed
in high-definition (HD) if you follow these steps:
Left-click 2 times on the video (this will re-direct you to the YouTube site.) Then move your cursor over the "360p" in the lower right-hand corner of the video and select one of the other video modes -
480p" (640 x 480 pixels) or "720p" (1280 x 720 pixels)


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

The costs of Second Ave. construction
2nd Ave. Sagas - 1/14/10

SAS utilities work forces UES street closures
2nd Ave. Sagas - 1/14/10

Invitation For Bid (IFB) Notice - 12/17/09
Contracts 4A & 4B [C-26007]
72nd Street Station Station Cavern Mining/Lining & Heavy Civil Work, including the demolition of existing buildings.
An advertisement requesting Letters of Interest (LOI) was previously published on 9/18/09 for this contract, introducing it as a Request for Proposal (RFP), however, it is now being solicited as an IFB. (A copy of the original LOI notice can be found on this link.)
The MTA's 2005-2009 Capital Budget includes $649,300,000 for this part of the project.

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