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Photos: Massive Subway Caverns Under New York

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 21, 2013 Last Updated: February 25, 2013
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This photos shows the tunnels under Grand Central Terminal that will be used to house departing and arriving Long Island Rail Road trains. (Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

This photos shows the tunnels under Grand Central Terminal that will be used to house departing and arriving Long Island Rail Road trains. (Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

Some 120 feet below the bustling streets of Manhattan are cavernous tunnels that will eventually connect the Long Island Rail Road to a new station linked to Grand Central Terminal.

The tunnels were carved out by two massive tunnel-boring machines, but work is currently being done underneath Grand Central.

The two machines made eight tunnel dives, completing the upper tunnel dives by November 2009, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In 2011, all the Manhattan tunnels were completed.

Here are some recent photos taken of the work beneath Grand Central:

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

(Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)



  • http://twitter.com/GeorgeCedenoJr George Cedeno

    Its like Chiaki J. Konaka science fiction anime is coming to life. Giant robotic mechas being transported from one end to the city to another through subway line. It’s almost like the paradigm stage is being set. Truly amazing.


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