Gallery: New York City’s 7 Line Extension is Ahead of Schedule & Under ...

Image courtesy Dattner Architects
To add intrigue to the clean design, the entrance level will be adorned with art by Xenobia Bailey. Her 2,800-square-foot work will be a mosaic tile representation of her highly textured original work with hand-dyed yarns made from natural fibers such as wool, silk and cotton.

Unlike the stalled expansion of other New York subway lines, the number seven is making good progress. According to Shawn Kildare, senior vice president at the MTA, the project is ten months ahead of schedule and still under the set budget — two things that are practically unheard of in the New York construction world. Headed by engineers at Parsons Brinkerhoff and Dattner Architects, the extension will expand the line to Eleventh Avenue and 34th Street with hope that one day it could eventually go under the river to New Jersey.

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1 Comment

  1. RPVitiello January 22, 2012 at 4:23 am

    I don’t get why they are building a new station without escalators between the mezzanine and platform level. They seem to have the room with how wide the stairs are to fit stairs as well as an up and a down escalators. This makes things move much quicker in almost every transit system i have been on. It also helps with passengers that have trouble going up and down steps and saves them from having to use the lifts/ elevators.