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East side access

The new terminal, which sits more than 100 feet underground, has escalators and elevators that will bring riders to exits that run from 38th to 50th Street along Madison Avenue.
Feinberg will become chair of the MTA; Janno Lieber will become chief executive; and current chair/chief executive Patrick Foye will be appointed interim president and CEO at Empire State Development.
The huge project underneath Grand Central Terminal would provide an East Side connection to Long Island Rail Road.
When it's finished, East Side Access will serve 162,000 passenger trips a day, and shave 30 to 40 minutes off of a daily commute from Long Island into Manhattan.
These are the grates of the future, being used on the MTA's new projects.
It's the biggest transportation project in the United States right now.
There's also a waterfall that changes color!
As Gwyneth Paltrow's husband once predicted, everything is all yellow in the tunnels under Manhattan's East Side.
One day, our grandchildren will be able to take the LIRR to Grand Central.
The East Side Access Project, subject of so many boastful photo galleries documenting its illustrious, on-time, on-budget progress, has disappointed us again.
The New York Transit Museum has opened an exhibit documenting the East Side Access project, here's a preview.
"Since March 7, 2007, nearly 1,000 employees working 24 hours a day, five days a week, have completed more than 2,400 controlled blasts."
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