Sunday, February 16, 2014

Back Under Second Avenue


The MTA released another blockbuster set of images from under Second Avenue a few weeks ago.

Even though the images are a bit dated they are nonetheless impressive to look at.



MTA Capital Construction / Rehema Trimiew
12/2/13

Workers inside the 86th Street station cavern dealing with fresh concrete.



MTA Capital Construction / Rehema Trimiew
12/2/13



MTA Capital Construction / Rehema Trimiew
12/2/13

Workers assembling rebar cages near the entrance to one of the tunnels.



MTA Capital Construction / Rehema Trimiew
12/2/13



MTA Capital Construction / Rehema Trimiew
12/2/13

Inside one of the running tunnels.



MTA Capital Construction / Rehema Trimiew
12/2/13

A view of the circular form that is used to line the tunnels walls with concrete.



MTA Capital Construction / Rehema Trimiew
12/2/13

Now inside the 72nd Street station cavern.

The form shown is used to line the ceiling of the cavern with concrete.



MTA Capital Construction / Rehema Trimiew
12/2/13

A view of the three block long 72nd Street cavern under Second Avenue.


Additional images from this set can be found on this link:
Second Avenue Subway: January 31, 2014
MTA Flickr page
54 images



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

"Landlords dig Second Ave. subway"
By Joe Anuta
Crain's New York Business - 2/24/13

"Geologists Glimpse a Heaven Below"
By Sam Roberts
The New York Times - 2/17/14

How the MTA Keeps 2nd Ave Structures Stable During Subway Construction
MTA Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center Event
Th. February 27th - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Beneath the Street: Geology of the Second Avenue Subway
MTA Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center Event
Th. March 13th - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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MTA Second Avenue Subway Newsletter
Volume XXII, February 2014

Lex Av/63rd St Station Area

72nd St Station Area

86th St Station Area

96th St Station Area



Off Topic
Grand Central by Design

Earlier this month the New York Transit Museum announced the launch of Grand by Design Online, a digital home for the multimedia exhibition Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal. The exhibition made its debut in Vanderbilt Hall in conjunction with the Centennial’s opening ceremonies on February 1, 2013.

Now this in-depth look at Grand Central has moved to a permanent online base at www.gcthistory.com

The website allows readers to scroll through nine different sections following a narrative from early railroading in New York to the creation of Grand Central Terminal and the diverse roles it has played for travelers in its illustrious and tumultuous one hundred years of existence. The clean, vertical layout is packed with information in a variety of formats, with text supported by archival photographs, drawings, and video footage.

Four video interviews from historians and workers in the Terminal provide personal perspectives on what makes Grand Central truly one-of-a-kind. The website makes available the extensive research and stories compiled by the New York Transit Museum since preparations for the exhibition began in 2010.

(The text above was taken from an MTA Press Announcement dated 2/12/2014.)

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