Miracle On (and Under) Second Avenue

In this article the author describes some of the design plans for the long-discussed Second Avenue Subway (SAS) in New York City. When plans for the SAS were first put forward in 2004, the cost was set at $16.4 billion. As the project will be funded in part by the federal government, it must be compliant with the National Environmental Policy Act. This needed compliance has led builders, in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), to develop a final environmental impact statement (FEIS). This document allows builders to employ three common tunneling methods: excavation via tunnel boring machine (TBM), cut-and-cover, and mining. Some of the more refined aspects of the new station are also discussed such as sound absorbing elements, lighting fixtures, and natural light sources for the station’s mezzanine.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Maps;
  • Pagination: pp 83-87
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 259
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01077123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2007 1:03PM