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19 July 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Featured Photos – July 19

The Central Subway Project continues to upgrade the sewer and utilities along the alignment. These improvements are part of the infrastructure of this new transportation extension. Heavy excavation equipment performs work a large utility trench at Freelon and 4th, where dual sewer lines are being installed.   Workers lower equipment into an excavated trench at 4th and Freelon, where two […]

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30 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Chinatown Station Plaza: Couplet Contest Winner

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Central Subway Project joined the Chinatown Community Development Center to officially announce Carin Mui as the winner of the Chinatown Plaza Couplet Contest at a press event on June 24. In April, the search began for a couplet, which is a pair of prose that is similar in […]

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17 June 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Featured Photo – June 17

This week’s photos feature above and below ground images at the Union Square|Market Street Station. Here, a backhoe fitted with a jackhammer breaks up pieces of concrete during excavation of the station box.   Below, sparks fly as a worker uses an angle grinder to smooth edges of a steel bracket inside the north concourse, where temporary steel reinforcing […]

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06 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photo – June 6

Above ground, passersby can see newly-installed ventilation fans and ductwork on the east side of the Chinatown Station site.   Underground, work to begin excavation of the initial portion of the station cavern has begun.   Up close, two men in a hi-lift basket work toward the top of the right side of the cavern , where steel reinforcing is […]

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22 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Public Art Program Update

The San Francisco Arts Commission’s Public Art Program is overseeing the creation of a diverse and exciting permanent public art collection in the four Central Subway stations. Each station’s distinct identity will be enhanced by beautiful art that the public can enjoy when the Central Subway opens in 2019. Artwork was selected in accordance with […]

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04 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – March 4

Sunshine reaches 80′ below, shedding light on temporary supports inside the headhouse of the Chinatown Station Pipes form an arch over the future entrance to the station platform. As work continues, the arch will be cut to create a passageway. An up-close look at archway work. Survey markings on the wall help guide drilling operations. […]

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10 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – December 10

Excavation has begun for the future site of Chinatown Station’s north access emergency stairwell. Read more about the excavation here. Crews restore the pavement along Stockton Street between Clay and Sacramento. This follows installation of pipes and pumps for future work. Excavation in Chinatown has reached approximately 60 feet below street level. Crews are now […]

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02 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – October 29

A large concrete structure for the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station has been constructed under 4th Street between Folsom and Howard.  This structure, called the “station box” will eventually become the platform area where subway riders will board and depart waiting trains. A large-diameter ventilation fan keeps the work site safe while workers maneuver temporary steel supports […]

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22 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – October 22

Construction of the North Concourse at the future site of the Union Square/Market Street Station. Crews build a new ramp inside the Union Square Garage located at the southeast corner of Union Square. Work is taking place on all four levels of the garage.  This work includes laying rebar, constructing concrete forms and building a […]

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17 September 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Union Square | Market Street Station Update

There is a lot of activity as construction moves forward in Union Square.  At the corner of Geary and Stockton, a small portion of the Union Square Garage is being demolished to allow for the construction of the north entrance to the Union Square. The entrance will open to the sidewalk of Geary and Stockton. […]

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