FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2010
MAYOR BLOOMBERG, MTA CHAIRMAN WALDER AND OTHER OFFICIALS VISIT 34TH STREET CAVERN FOR UPDATE ON CITY'S 7-TRAIN SUBWAY EXTENSION
See Attached Photos of Mayor Bloomberg and MTA Officials Touring the Cavern
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Jay H. Walder and other officials today toured the massive cavern for the new 34th Street Station that will be part of the Number 7 subway extension at the Hudson Yards in Manhattan. The $2.1 billion project, funded by the City and managed by the MTA, is the first subway expansion in decades. In December, the second of two tunnel boring machines reached the southern wall of the 34th Street Station cavern after mining a combined 2,900 feet from their starting point at 26th Street under 11th Avenue. The machines are now drilling tunnels north of 34th Street towards 42nd Street. The subway extension will help transform the Hudson Yards vicinity into a vibrant 24-hour neighborhood, containing a mix of commercial, residential, retail, open space and recreational uses.
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