Trainspotter 0 Posted November 9, 2007 Share #1 Posted November 9, 2007 LIRR inching toward Grand Central A 200-ton steel inchworm deep below the Upper East Side is crunching 50 feet of granite a day, painstakingly clearing the way for LIRR trains that will eventually arrive at Grand Central Terminal. The MTA began constructing the $10 million tunnel boring machine eight months ago and launched it from a tunnel at East 63rd Street and Second Avenue three weeks ago, and it's moved 600 feet so far. The MTA offered a glimpse Thursday into the underground toil of what is possibly the nation's largest transportation construction project. "Each foot that this machine moves forward can fill a dump truck," said Edward Kennedy, an MTA consultant on the project Full story and video: AMNY - November 9, 2007 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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