Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 14, 2010

4/13/10 - 11:58 PM EDT
Courtesy of JSL
This aerial photo shows a set of tractor trailers lined up on Second Avenue with various large parts of the tunnel boring machine.

One by one the trailers will be moved into position near the Liebherr HS 855 crawler crane that is partially shown at the very top of the image. Workers will attach steel cables and rigging to the part that is to be lifted, traffic will be stopped, and then the crane will very carefully lift and lower the piece down into the hole.

This image was taken from an apartment on the SW corner of The Waterford, a residential building located at 300 East 93rd Street. The intersection that you see is Second Avenue and East 92nd Street.


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

"Displaced Tenants Concerned With Cracks, Vibrations"
By Dan Rivoli
Our Town - 4/14/10

"Residents brace for 2nd Avenue subway work"
By C. J. Hughes
The Real Deal - 4/13/10

Schiavone Construction Gives Young Fan Special Briefing on Second Avenue Subway Project
AGC News & Views - 4/13/10

A Second Ave. Subway once bound for Avenue A
2nd Ave. Sagas - 4/11/10

Tunneling in New York
TBM: Tunnel Business Magazine - 2009
(A 36-page supplement to TBM: Tunnel Business Magazine)

Second Avenue Subway Construction
an image pool that has recently been
setup on the photo sharing website Flickr

"Second Avenue Subway Blasting 72nd Street" (1:16)
YouTube - 3/31/10