NYC Tunnels

February 21st, 2013 | Space

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Alien Caverns run deep beneath New York City somewhere near Grand Central Station and Park Avenue.  Patrick Cashin of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently captured the NYC Tunnels in the harrowing photographs seen here.

Do they look somewhat familiar? Here’s a screenshot from Prometheus:

Prometheus Tunnel

The NYC Tunnel project was first started back in 2006 but it won’t be completed until 2019.

“The tunnels extend from Sunnyside, Queens, to Grand Central, routing 24 trains per hour at peak capacity. That’s an amazing 162,000 passenger trips to and from Grand Central per day. These images by New Yorks’ Metropolitan Transportation Authority show the progress as of February 12, 2013.”

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“Progress continues on the East Side Access project as of February 12, 2013.

This photo shows work on the caverns underneath Grand Central Terminal that will house a future concourse for arriving and departing Long Island Rail Road trains.”

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“This photo shows work on tunnels leading into caverns underneath Grand Central Terminal that will house a future concourse for arriving and departing Long Island Rail Road trains.”

I can’t imagine what it would be like to work in this environment on a daily basis.

Find more from the Flickr site.

-RSB

[via Gizmodo]

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