Construction of the subway tunnels in New York City (33 photos)

Project underground railway tunnels, connecting Long Island and the East Side of Manhattan, it is under construction. The tunnels will extend from Sunnyside in Queens to the new railway station of Long Island. Construction began in 2007 with an estimated value of 6, 3 billion dollars and a completion date in 2013. Since the estimate was increased to 8, $ 4 billion, and the completion date has been postponed to 2019. The tunnel will go up to 24 trains per hour, which will relieve traffic on Long Island and open access to John F. Kennedy International Airport on the East Side.




 
Tunneling shield, March 18, 2011.










Construction work at Manhattan, January 29, 2013.




Tunnel to the future of the escalator, May 5, 2011.



Removal of earth and stones out of the tunnel, January 25, 2013.



Construction work in the tunnel under the Grand Central Station in New York, February 12, 2013.





Four newly excavated tunnels under the North Boulevard, December 20, 2012.



Construction work at Manhattan, May 5, 2011.



Construction work in the tunnel under the Grand Central Terminal, 12 February 2013.



The cutting surface of the tunnel shield, March 18, 2011.







Engineer Patricia MakKuilliya operator carries on the locomotive workers and journalists in a newly built tunnel under Second Avenue and 63rd Street, November 8, 2007.



Tunnel of Grand Central Station in New York. February 12, 2013.



In the future there will be escalators connecting the concourse of the railway stations of Long Island and the initial level of the terminal, February 12, 2013.



Tunnels under the Grand Central Terminal, February 12, 2013.







Construction work at the Grand Central Terminal, February 12, 2013.





Top view of the construction site of the tunnels in Sunnyside, Queens, not far from the station of Queens Plaza.







Work is going through the tunnel under the Grand Central Terminal, 12 February 2013.



The interior of the boring machine in Sunnyside, Queens



Construction work at Manhattan



Work carried out on one of the most difficult parts of the project - under the North Boulevard, December 20 2012. To ensure the stability of the tunnel was excavated in seven separate segments. Ground in this location is extremely soft, so that it was decided to freeze to provide greater strength and rigidity. Workers install piles into the ground to temporarily maintain the structure under construction. Then the weight of the structure was moved to temporary supports. Once the weight is shifted to the tunnel walls, pillars will be removed.



Construction work in Long Island City, Queens, December 20, 2012.



Works in the tunnel under the North Boulevard.



January 25, 2012.



Source: bigpicture.ru

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