Photos: NYC 2nd Avenue Subway Construction
As one of only 3 construction lines being built in North America (as compared to the 9 lines under construction in Shanghai alone!) the NYC 2nd Ave Subway line carries certain importance to most Americans. The idea of the line was first conceived in the 1920’s, but due to lack of funding and bureaucratic procrastination, construction didn’t begin until 2007. And, with the projected cost already at 17 billion dollars, we all hope it’s worth it.
In conjunction with the completion of the tunnel work for the first phase of the project Untapped Cities traveled into the fresh construction sites and documented what was down there. These beautiful photos of the tunnels give us a real picture of what change looks like in America, and what close to a century of waiting might bring to the people of New York.
Visit Untapped Cities for the rest of the photos and the full story. These photos were released as the first part of a series of public projects in NYC. We can’t wait to see the photos for the 7 Train extension coming out next week!
Text: Kellan Lee
Info: Untapped Cities, Wikipedia.com
Photos: Jake Schabas