Second Avenue Subway
There's really only one known way to prevent straphangers from falling—or being pushed—onto the tracks, as happened to the unfortunate Ki Suk Han this week.(6)
Following a Second Avenue subway blasting mishap that rained Manhattan schist down on the Upper East Side, a contrite M.T.A. announced a raft of new safety measures.(1)
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Behind the scenes, M.T.A. engineer-in-chief Mike Horodniceanu builds a new transit system, as long as Joe Lhota can bring in the money
Of Lhota, Horodniceanu said that he “is a really smart man,” and that the two have already met twice.
It's plain to see why someone in his position might want help on the money score. Disinterest from the governor's office and a lack of funding to pursue major projects were among the reasons multiple reports cited for Walder's exit; they were also, according to the Daily News, the reasons Horodniceanu's predecessor, Mysore Nagaraja, left the post in 2008.
“He’s not a transportation guru, but, you know, that’s why we exist," Horodniceanu said of his new boss. "I’m an engineer, he doesn’t need to be an engineer. I need him to help me get the money. And that’s important.”(1)
The reason members of the press had convened in front of the station-agent booth, is that the enormous Tunnel Boring Machine (T.B.M.) was about to break through wall between the tunnel it has been carving down Second Avenue and an existing spur 80 feet under the surface of Lexington Avenue that comes off the 63rd Street F tunnel.
For more than two years now, 150 feet below the surface of the area around 34th and 11th Avenue, truckload after truckload of rock and dirt has been hauled away through what has become a giant cavern, kind of like a sub-surface answer to the Javits Center directly above.