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    Instead of using traditional metal sidewalk grates to provide ventilation, the MTA will construct massive ventilation towers (8 of them along 2nd Avenue from 96th to 63rd) above ground as part of the Second Avenue Subway.

    Given the design of these structures, I'm surprised that not many of you are outraged by them. 2nd Avenue in the Upper East Side used to be a charming thoroughfare like 9th Avenue. Now it looks like 8th Avenue above 42nd.

    Can you guys provide any updates on construction.

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    Great news! They got a bunch that were stripped of all their details. Too bad they can't raze the horrible 1960so, beaten-up boxes.

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    I suspect you're incorrect about this one. I talked to the owners of one of the businesses forced out. This came down for private condo development.

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    Sidewalk grates for ventilation where not really an option here since the tunnels are deeper.

    But they definitely could do a better job of hiding how ugly they are/will be.

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    From a month back.

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    Big difference from the Village structure going up, where the neighbors put up enough of a fuss about appearance.

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    In other areas of the city they have camouflaged ventilation shafts.


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    The one in Brooklyn Heights is indistinguishable from the brownstones on either side.

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