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See the Second Avenue Subway Tunnel, Deep Below Manhattan

Now rounding out its umpteenth year in the works, the Second Avenue Subway is plodding towards the completion of its first phase, a stretch between 63rd and 96th streets which also includes the extension of the Q train. This video proves that indeed progress is being made (blastporn included), but a walk above ground on the uptown corridor may suggest otherwise. Barriers and re-routed sidewalks have become seemingly permanent fixtures, and are at the very least a prophetic warning as to how the avenue will change with the completion of the subway. This New York Times video explains in reasonable depth. The first portion of the subway is expected to be complete in December of 2016.
· Promise of New Subways Has West Siders Excited and East Siders Skeptical [NYT]
· All Second Avenue Subway coverage [Curbed]