chuck wendig. penmonkey


Eerie underworld beneath Manhattan

NEW YORK - Sixteen stories below Grand Central Terminal, an army of workers is blasting through bedrock to create a new commuter rail concourse with more floor space than New Orleans’ Superdome, just one of three audacious projects going on beneath New York City’s streets to expand what’s already the nation’s biggest mass transit system.

But even with blasting and machinery grinding through the rock day and night, most New Yorkers are blithely unaware of the construction or the eerie underworld that includes a massive, eight-story cavern, miles of tunnels and watery, gravel-filled pits.

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Glimpses of this will be in my upcoming novel, THE BLUE BLAZES, set in part in the subterranean passages beneath Manhattan.

(via laughterkey)

  • 8 February 2013
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