Tuesday, April 28, 2015

2nd Ave Subway 82% Complete

On Monday April 27th the MTA reported that Phase I of the Second Avenue Subway is now 82% complete. 

The announcement was by Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President MTA Capital Construction, during a presentation that he made to MTA Board Transit/Bus Operations Committee.

At this time the project remains on-track to open in December 2016.

Dr. Horodniceanu's full presentation to the MTA Board Transit/Bus Operations Committee can be found on this YouTube link.

A selected set of images from the presentation are shown below:

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A six-story ancillary building rising on the site of the former Century Lumber yard on 97th Street.  Its interesting to see that the exterior walls are being built using concrete.  Clearly this will  be a very secure facility.

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This current images shows utility work that is taking place above the 96th Street station.

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New escalators in the 72nd Street Station.

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New electric power distribution and control equipment.

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The frame of a new entrance to the 63rd St/Lexington Ave station.

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An interesting view from the new lower level platform for the Q Line.  What is interesting is the station name on the wall - which suggests that that the MTA my have plans to change the name of this station from "Lexington Av - 63 St" to simply "Lex 63".

The complete set of images from the presentation can be found on this link:
Second Avenue Subway Update
MTA - 4/27/2015

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

"Second Avenue Subway Brings Fear-Inducing LED Streetlights"
By Shannon Ayala
Curbed NY - 4/24/15

"A Photographer Shows What’s Really Going On With the Second Avenue Subway"
By Ben Shapiro
New York Observer - 4/15/15

"Whistleblower alleges pay scam at Second Avenue Subway project"
By Rebecca Harshbarger
New York Post - 4/6/15

"Second Ave. subway project will be cut short if funding doesn't come through, MTA chief says"
By Pete Donoghue
NY Daily News - 3/2/15


MTA Second Avenue Subway Newsletters
Volume XXXVI - April 2015

Lexington Av/63rd Street Station Area

72nd Street Station Area

86th Street Station Area

96th Street Station Area