Remember that Second Ave subway expansion we were promised, or the East Side Access project? Yeah, we hardly do either, but now, incredible new photos give us an insane behind-the-scenes look at what the work crews are doing way underground to finally -- hopefully -- finish the budget gap-stricken capital projects, and probably to distract us from all of the construction delays. Regardless, the pictures are stunning and the MTA is now showcasing them at a new exhibit in Lower Manhattan.
The photos -- many of which were taken deep underneath NYC in the cavernous, newly-carved train tunnels -- were taken by Patrick J. Cashin, who has photographed the MTA's projects from within the transit agency for the last 15 years, getting exclusive access to the otherworldly-looking underground construction sites and massive construction undertakings, according to the MTA. A collection of the photographs, titled "Breaking Ground," will be on display at the 4 and 5 train Bowling Green station all year, but you can check out tons of them on the MTA's Flickr account and a bunch right here:
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is always just baffled by how many tunnels and how much stuff in underneath NYC. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.