Work In-Progress: Second Avenue Subway Photos from the MTA

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York (MTA) has published photos from inside the long-anticipated Second Avenue Subway. Though first planned in 1929, construction of the new subway line was repeatedly reconsidered and held off until 2007, when the MTA crew finally began digging. Today, the Eastern Manhattan tunnel is nearing completion. The project is expected to open in December 2016. Such a promise may not mean much to skeptics, yet pictures by Patrick Cashin and Rehema Trimiew show that the 16-station underground is actually taking shape. The photographs reveal wide-open caverns that will help commuters and tourists look ahead, whether their destination is Hanover Square on the Financial District side of the line or 125th Street in Harlem.

Photography courtesy of Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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