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    Those lamps have nothing​ to do with that canopy.

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    I like them

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    How will it fare in another Sandy-like hurricane wind storm? Will it be a giant flying projectile?

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    Thanks for the pics scumonkey!

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    I like those street lamps. Sure, they are anachronistic, but they are a nice historical throwback in this soon-to-be brand new neighborhood, and since they are reasonably well made, I have no problem with them at all.

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    Wait til they try to turn them on and realize the streetlamps are just like the escalators they bought -- defective lemons.

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    Uh oh lol. I like the street lamps too. I just think they belong somewhere else. The old timey look doesn't always cut it for every occasion/situation.

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    That canopy looks incredible, but the lights are a little ridiculous, generic faux-historic lights that are being put up everywhere.

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    If anything there should be more of them - a mass of them like outside LACMA.

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    I was over at Javits yesterday and noticed the new subway entrances, looks like an entrance at each end of the platform. Seemed like idle construction sites, they are taking their sweet time to finish off the landscaping. They should have planned a direct link into Javits


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    Cool On the Incline

    Metropolitan Transportation Authority building New York City subway system's first inclined elevator
    MTA's new diagonal-moving lift will be at the No. 7 line extension at West 34th St.


    BY Pete Donohue / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Monday, April 28, 2014, 4:25 PM


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    An inclined elevator, such as the one used in the Eiffel Tower (pictured), is being built by the MTA at the end of the No. 7 line extension at West 34th St.

    The MTA is building the subway system's first inclined elevator at the end of the No. 7 line extension at West 34th St.

    Costing less to construct than a vertical elevator because it entails less excavation, the sloped lift is akin to the elevator that moves diagonally inside the pyramid-shaped “Luxor” hotel in Las Vegas.

    At the “Luxor,” guests reach their rooms by riding in “inclinators” that travel up and down the inner surface of the pyramid at a 39-degree angle.

    New York's subway "inclination" will feature a glass compartment — for up to 15 passengers — that moves along a 170-foot route at a 27-degree angle, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction President Michael Horodniceanu said at an authority committee meeting.

    The No. 7 line station and extension from Times Square to 34th St./11th Ave is expected to open in the fall or winter. Most of the subway system is more than one century old, but the building of a new station provided an opportunity for the inclined elevator.

    It entailed expanding a shaft needed for an escalator to the mezzanine, not a separate shaft or underground walkways, Horodniceanu said.

    Incline elevators are also in use in the Washington D.C. and Dallas mass transit systems.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...#ixzz30IeWznis

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    I've taken the inclinator in the St Louis Gateway arch - a very claustrophobic experience!

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    Is this one of those ADA compliance requirements to have an elevator?

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    I'm sure it is. But why wouldn't you have one?

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    That diagram makes it seem like it would take ages to get to the platform.

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