Early last week, the MTA took us all for a visual trip inside the Second Ave. Subway launch box. With the starter tunnels nearly complete, the Capital Construction crews will soon lower the tunnel boring machine 60 feet under the ground to start the trip from 96th St. to the existing tunnels at 63rd St. […]
Apr 03, 2010 · Another large piece of the Second Avenue subway's Robbins Main Beam Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) was delivered to the work site this evening. This 220,000 pound (110 ton) piece of machinery, which is known as the cutterhead support, is the front-end of the gigantic rock-eating machine that will soon be boring two new 22 foot diameter tunnels for ...
Sep 08, 2011 · Tunnel Boring Machine Arrives at Lexington Ave/63rd Street Station Major Milestone Reached in the Long History of the Second Avenue Subway At 11:28 a.m. today, September 22, 2011, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) that had been mining the east tunnel of Phase I of the Second Avenue Subway reached its final destination.
The front of the tunnel boring machine that will soon to be digging out the Second Ave. Subway tunnels. (All photos by Benjamin Kabak. Click to enlarge.) As I ventured this morning into the Second Ave. Subway launch box beneath the area from 92nd to 95th Sts. along the Upper East Side, I was struck […]