Earlier this week a 200-ton tunnel boring machine was pulled from the ground, making the end of three MTA mega projects.
Drilling is finally complete on the East Side Access Project, the Second Avenue Subway Line and the 7 train extension.
The machines started digging back in 2007, and have since created 16 additional subway tunnels under Manhattan. The new tunnels are the first new lines to open in over 60 years.
Platforms, stairways, mezzanines and other infrastructure sill need to be built and tracks and third rails still need to be laid.
The 7 train extension will open up in 2013 and the Second Avenue subway line is scheduled for 2015.