In mid June 2002, Richard Levin  took part in a tour of the new 1/9 subway construction at Ground Zero. The pace of construction moved very rapidly and the project was completed ahead of schedule. Service will be restored on September 15th. Click on the thumbnails below to see the amazing photos taken by Richard.

View S in Rector Street Station
View S in Rector Street Station
Reconstruction in Rector
Reconstruction in Rector Street Station
North Part of Main Pit
North Part of Main Pit
Center south of Main Pit
Center south of Main Pit
South side of main pit
South side of main pit
New wall on left bathtub on right
New wall on left bathtub on right
New Steel looking south
New steel looking south
Old structure in front new at left
Old structure in front. New at left
Looking N to end of first section
Looking north to end of first section
New Section starts on left
New section starts on left
New Platform Edge Rector St
New platform edge at Rector Street
similar north part of main pit
Similar north part of main pit
center area of main pit
Center area of main pit
Looking East Century 21
Looking east towards
Century 21
World Cup Fever
World Cup Fever
looking N at Cortlandt St Station
Looking north at Cortlandt Street Station
Arry Points 2 at new tunnel section
Tour guide Arry points to new tunnel section.
blue forms for concrete walls
Blue Forms for Concrete walls
2 guys and a new tunnel section
2 guys and a new tunnel section
Zoom on Path Tunnel Entrance
Zoom on PATH tunnel entrance
Zoom on Path Station
Zoom on PATH station
Looking NE
Looking NE
arry _ ral Cortlandt St South Underpass
Cortlandt Street South underpass
N side of Main pit
North Side of main pit
N end tunnel still to be built. Center section is Cortlandt street station.
North end tunnel still to be built.  Center section is Cortlandt Street Station.
Token Booth at N end of Cortlandt
Token Booth at north end of Cortlandt Street Station
New Tunnel near 7WT
New tunnel near 7 WTC
N end of Cortlandt St Station
North end of Cortlandt Street Station
Looking S from Cortlandt St
Looking South from Cortlandt Street
looking e past new hole
Looking east past new hole
New Hole for Path escalators
New hole for PATH escalators
Path Escalator area
PATH escalator area
Jay at Cortland St stair and new tunnel
Jay at Cortlandt Street stairs and new tunnel
looking S across main pit
Looking south across main pit
south part of main pit
South part of main pit
General View to SW
General view toward the Southwest
Path Escalator Structure
PATH escalator structure
Arry on east edge ramp
Arry on east edge ramp
Detail at NE corner
Detail at Northeast corner
WFC towers almost all fixed
World Financial Center Towers almost fixed
Zoom of glass less Winter Garden
Zoom of glass less Winter Garden
Zoom of pouring new roof
Zoom of pouring new
roof
Pouring new roof by 7WT
Pouring new roof by 7 WTC
Arry points 3 at new tunnel roof by 7WT
Arry points at new tunnel roof near 7 WTC
Ramp under surviving floor
Ramp under surviving floor

Out of the Ashes An Old Plan Rises

 Rebuilt Subway Sticks To Designs From Last Century

Rising from the devastation and debris of the September 11 attacks, these pictures show the rapid pace of rebuilding Now York's Subway.  The 15 billion project is now well under way after the massive operation to clear the site beneath the World Trade Center was completed last month.  A top engineering team from London Underground was proud to be asked to lend their expertise, helping to sort out the chaos immediately after the destruction that followed when the twin-towers collapsed.  Stations boss Mike Brown said yesterday: 'It's good to see the reconstruction taking place where once there was devastation.'

The Subway building work is due to be completed by the end of September and trains will be running through the area once again before the year is out -little more than 12 months after the disaster.  But there truly is nothing now under the sun - plans for the now tunnels are based on the original designs from the beginning of the last century.  The city's transit president Lawrence G. Reuter admitted 'We think they had the right idea 100 years ago, so why try to improve on something that doesn't need it?

 Copyright 2002 London Underground -- Metro Travel

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