So new, the rats haven't even moved in yet
Urban landscape photographer Jake Dobkin had a cool gig: to snap pictures while walking from Manhattan's 34th Street and 11th Avenue to 42nd Street and 8th Avenue. The kicker was that he got to make the journey ten stories underground, in NYC's newest, still-under-construction subway tunnel.
On assignment for Gothamist, the Brooklyn-based shooter documented Manhattan's 7 Train Extension project, capturing the circular tunnel lined with curved, prefabricated concrete slabs and the vaulted new station expected to accommodate 35,000 people each hour.
The distance from one station to the other is "less than 1.3 miles," Dobkin writes, "but on foot it felt like a long way."
Starting in 2014, when the line opens up, you'll be able to cover that distance in a New York minute. But while Dobkin got to do it alone, you'll be accompanied by 34,999 of your fellow citizens.
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