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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
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    Do you have any documentation?

    It seems that cost overruns are common in developed countries. Maybe it's just that we aren't aware of them, and don't have to pay for them.
    10.3 Billion for 35 miles of tunnel under the Alps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard_Base_Tunnel

    26 miles of New Tunnel and 73 miles in total of upgraded lines , 39 New stations for 26.3 Billion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossrail

    7.7 Billion for 11 Miles of undersea tunnel carrying Highway and Rail along with Electrification of Mainland Railways , along with a few New Bridges http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fehmarn_Belt_Fixed_Link , sad that the Tappen Zee is 2 miles and will cost 5 billion or more even without Rail

    5.7 billion for 5 miles of Double decker Bridge , 2 miles of tunnel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%98resund_Bridge

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    Cost overruns on big projects may be intentionally built-in at the start.

    To sell a project to the people who are going to fund it and win approval, costs may be underestimated. As work progresses, the choice is either pour in more funds or scrap the project, something that becomes more difficult to do as years roll by.

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    Checking In On The East Side Access Project's Massive Caverns

    by Zoe Rosenberg



    [All photos by Rehema Trimiew for MTA Capital Construction via Gizmodo]

    Last we heard of the plagued East Side Access Project, the tunnel extending the LIRR to Grand Central station was not due to be completed until 2023 at a cost of $10.8 billion, a decade later and $6.5 billion more than anticipated. Now, checking in with the project via a series of photos Gizmodo brought to our attention, we're almost willing to forgive the delay and massive overdraft. The project is indeed moving forward, and doing so on a scale so massive that it's almost too large for a picture to capture. The photos, on the Grand Central Terminal side of the project, show what will become a new subterranean station for the LIRR. Gizmodo notes that the tunnel's yellow walls won't stay that way forever, as the coatings are just geotextiles that will get covered over with some drab concrete. Nevertheless, these photos of the cavernous excavations taking place below our very feet are certainly humbling (and reassuring that progress is indeed being made.)







    You can check out the rest of the photos Gizmodo featured here, or find the whole shebang on the MTA's highly active Flickr account.

    A Colossal Yellow Cave Taking Shape Beneath Manhattan [Gizmodo]
    MTA Photos [Flickr]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...ve_caverns.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastMillinocket View Post
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    Progress!

    22 Feb 2014


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    lol

    don't laugh, it took 150 union workers with triple overtime to put that panel in

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    $10B East Side Access project falling further behind schedule

    Updated July 1, 2016 6:22 PM
    By Alfonso A. Castillo alfonso.castillo@newsday.com


    The MTA’s delay-plagued East Side Access megaproject is falling further behind schedule, largely because Amtrak continues to deny workers the access they need at a critical construction site, project officials said.

    The $10.2 billion effort to link the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central Terminal via newly-bored tunnels has already had its completion date pushed back by 13 years since it...

    http://www.newsday.com/long-island/t...ule-1.11995465


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