MTA Posts Epic Subterranean Photos of Second Avenue Subway Construction on Facebook

03/29/2010 12:59 PM |

It’s not quite so wild as the giant drill being piloted by Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Steven Tyler under Midtown West for the new 7 train extension, but the much-hyped, much-hated Second Avenue subway is cool enough to have its own Facebook photo album. On Friday the MTA posted seventeen surreal construction photographs of “the tunnel-boring machine launch box underneath Second Avenue between 91st and 95th Streets,” which sounds confusing and looks like an amalgamation of your favorite sci-fi mining movies: Moon, Enemy Mine, Outland, Ghosts of Mars, etc. An illustrative sample of the otherworldly scene unfolding right under your feet:

Second Avenue Subway construction