Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Underground at 86th Street


Progress continues under Second Avenue, blasting or no blasting.

The pictures that follow, which were provided by the MTA, were taken about a week ago inside the 86th Street station cavern.


Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin
10/26/13



Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin
10/26/13



Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin
10/26/13



Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin
10/26/13



Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin
10/26/13


Additional images from this set can be found on this link:
Second Avenue Subway - October 2013
MTA



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

"Managing Subway Construction: The Mechanics of a Megaproject"
MTA Second Avenue Subway
Community Information Center Event on 11/7/13

"Where is the Second Avenue Subway going"
By Dana Rubinstein
Capital - 10/23/13

CB8 SAS Construction Update
MTA Capital Construction - 9/30/13

Video: "The Second Avenue Subway" (4:11)
By Shelby Holliday
Channel One News - 10/8/13

"No Heel Hazards (or Gusts) as Subway Expands"
By Sam Roberts
The New York Times - 10/1/13

Photos: The 2nd Avenue Subway's Progress
By Evan Bindelglass
Gothamist - 9/25/13

Video: SAS Community Information Center Opens
Transit Transit Newsmagazine - 9/13

FTA Technical Memorandum No. 11

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MTA Second Avenue Subway Newsletter
Volume XVIII, October 2013

Lex Av/63rd St Station Area

72nd St Station Area

86th St Station Area

96th St Station Area



Off Topic
City Water Tunnel No. 3 Goes Live

Most people probably don't realize it but the Manhattan portion of City Water Tunnel No. 3 was finally put into service last month, after 43 years of construction.

Here are two stories on this largely unnoticed by very significant milestone:

"After Decades, a Water Tunnel Can Now Serve All of Manhattan"
By Matt Flegenheimer
The New York Times
10/16/13

"In An Artificial Cave 200' Beneath Central Park with Michael Bloomberg"
By Geoff Manaugh
GIZMODO
10/16/2013
(You'll find lots of great pictures in this posting.)

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