Sunnyside tunnels are prepared for LIRR East Side Access
PHOTOS FROM LEFT:
PHOTO 1: Jimmy Horan, of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn works as an underground electrician.
PHOTO 2: A large number of Irish immigrants are helping to dig the tunnels.
PHOTO 3: Looking down upon the construction site, groundwater seeps from the walls.
PHOTO 4: The business end of one of the 22-foot diameter tunnel boring machines.
PHOTO 5: When David Harvey, right, immigrated from Ireland, he thought he would never pick up a shovel again.
PHOTO 6: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Jay Walder congratulates Sangida Bagum, a student at IS 204, the Oliver Wendell Holmes School in Long Island City, for naming one of the tunnel drills “Tess,” which stands for Tunnel Excavation Sunnyside.
PHOTO 7: Shadows cast by workers and journalists at the site beneath Sunnside Yards.
PHOTO 8: One worker proves that texting is still possible underground.