NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The dig of the Second Avenue Subway tunnel has upset neighbors on the Upper East Side, some of whom claim regular blasting is damaging their homes and property.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority has released some new photos depicting the progress of the work underground.
The images come by way of the MTA’s Flickr stream.
In one photo, you can see construction workers and equipment mining the cavern that will ultimately house the 72nd Street Station. The cavern is massive and towers above the workers and equipment. Another image shows men and equipment trying to carve an entrance to the 72nd Street Station. Two other images show an arch that will be used for the tunnel and the effort to waterproof the east tunnel.
MTA Capital Construction says it has made an effort to “re-sequence construction work activities” in a bid to minimize disruptions to the neighborhood.
Area residents have also complained of a “skunk-like” smell coming from part of the construction site.
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