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NYC Infrastructure Overview
Professor Patricia Lancaster, FAIA
Masters of Science in Real Estate Development
Infrastructur...
What lies beneath New York City?
• NYC Underground
– First 30ft, water
mains, power
mains, telecom
cables
– Next 200ft, su...
Second Avenue Subway
• First major expansion in over 50
years
• Two track line along 2nd Ave from
125th Street to the Fina...
East Side Access
• Largest transportation
project in USA
• Brings LIRR into GCT
• $8.3 billion
• Started in 2006;
complete...
#7 Line Subway Extension
• $2.1 million - City
financed by Tax
Increment Financing
from West Side Yards
• Station and two
...
City Water Tunnels
Two large water tunnels—both
in serious need of repair--
distribute water
• City Tunnel No. 1
– First p...
Water Tunnel #3
• Tunnel #1 - 1917
• Tunnel #2 - 1936
• Tunnel #3 - started in
1969 and is due to be
completed in 2020
• 6...
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  1. 1. NYC Infrastructure Overview Professor Patricia Lancaster, FAIA Masters of Science in Real Estate Development Infrastructure and Urban Development
  2. 2. What lies beneath New York City? • NYC Underground – First 30ft, water mains, power mains, telecom cables – Next 200ft, subway tunnels and sewer lines – 800ft or 70 stories down, water tunnels Water mains subway sewers subway stations steam gas mains cable/telecom electricity deep water tunnel
  3. 3. Second Avenue Subway • First major expansion in over 50 years • Two track line along 2nd Ave from 125th Street to the Financial Center • Includes connection from 2nd Ave through the 63rd Street tunnel to existing service connections • 16 ADA accessible stations with escalators, stairs and elevators • $4.45 Billion • Four phases
  4. 4. East Side Access • Largest transportation project in USA • Brings LIRR into GCT • $8.3 billion • Started in 2006; completes in 2019 • 160,000 passengers/day • 330,000 sf concourse • (2) 200,000 sf caverns housing eight tracks - 160’ below grade
  5. 5. #7 Line Subway Extension • $2.1 million - City financed by Tax Increment Financing from West Side Yards • Station and two tunnels • 1-1/2 miles west of Times Square • Complete June 2014
  6. 6. City Water Tunnels Two large water tunnels—both in serious need of repair-- distribute water • City Tunnel No. 1 – First put into service in 1917 – Carries 500-600 million gallons a day • City Tunnel No. 2 – Completed in 1936 – Carries 700-800 million gallons a day • City Tunnel No. 3 – Stage 1 is already in service – The Manhattan portion of Stage 2 will be in service in 2013 – When completed in 2020, it will allow DEP to shut down and repair No. 1 and No. 2 for the first time in history
  7. 7. Water Tunnel #3 • Tunnel #1 - 1917 • Tunnel #2 - 1936 • Tunnel #3 - started in 1969 and is due to be completed in 2020 • 60 miles long • $6 billion • As much as 800’ below grade • MN diameter 24’

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