The idea of a subway running up and down Manhattan’s East Side was first proposed in 1920. Almost a century later, the first phase of the $4.5 billion Second Avenue Subway project opened on the very first day of 2017. Engineering and design firms Arup and AECOM intend to make the new 17-stop-line, cleaner, brighter, quieter, and more inviting than the other existing subway lines in New York City. “Wide platforms, expansive views from the broad mezzanines, and arched ceilings create a sense of spaciousness and order,” Wired reports. Arup is also working with the MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative on updating 33 other stations to reflect the same designs as the new Second Avenue stations.
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