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The equipment (and cost) behind NYC’s Second Avenue Subway

Posted By Wayne Grayson On June 14, 2012 @ 1:56 pm In Construction Blog | No Comments

CNN Money has a really interesting piece [1] on the $4.5 billion budget of the first mile-and-a-half segment of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway, currently under construction:

What contributes to the mammoth tab?

Big machinery, for starters. At $800,000 a piece, equipment such as hydraulic drill jumbos and load-haul-dump loaders can rack up a bill for the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

The single biggest piece of equipment — the two-story, 22-foot in diameter tunnel boring machine — takes 20 people to operate and costs approximately $12 million.

The video in posted in the article [2] goes into greater detail behind all of the equipment being used. Be sure to check it out.

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[1] CNN Money has a really interesting piece: http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/31/news/economy/nyc-subway-construction/index.htm

[2] The video in posted in the article: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/05/30/n-second-avenue-subway-economics.cnnmoney/

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