#162 - My story about the largest ongoing construction project in the US
Nearly 200 feet below the hallowed clock in Grand Central Terminal, below the Oyster Bar, the periwinkle blue ceiling depicting the constellations and the millions of bustling feet, is a world few people imagine. This is the realm of the Sandhogs, a storied union more than 100 years old whose members tunnel, blast and burrow the holes in the ground into which surface-dwelling New Yorkers descend daily on their travels.
Theirs is a realm of loud noises and feeble lights. A steamy place where knee-high Wellington boots are de rigueur and a camera flash can send workers scurrying to avoid a wayward detonation. These men and women slosh from place to place, toting coils of hosing or piloting forklifts, through an ankle-deep, silvery slurry of drilling material and runoff. It’s a foreboding, gritty world, but it is not without its rewarding moments. One of those is set to occur on July 16...
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With tunneling nearly complete, what’s next for the East Side Access project? - Baldwin - LIHerald.com - Nassau County's source for local news, breaking news, sports, entertainment & shopping
Posted by Chris Connolly