Fill Job on East Houston

Posted on: January 21st, 2010 at 6:11 am by

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Now that another portion of the street-level work on the $96 million mega-station project is complete, some road repair seems next on the agenda.  Indeed, for the past few weeks, crews of construction workers have been filling in the deep pit outside the Puck Building on East Houston.  Steel supports run the length of the depression, awaiting the eventual pavement.  Houston headaches to abate soon?

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The inactive subway entrance at the southwest corner of Houston and Broadway still sits quietly.  At night, the tiled stairway glows in fluorescence.  One commenter on Curbed believes it’s an old service access point:

It was uncovered as a result of the Houston Street reconstruction, not the Bleecker Street 6 train work. There are no plans to turn this into a functional staircase, as the cost would be prohibitive, since they’d have to construct a new tunnel under Houston Street to connect it to the existing station entrance.

It would be cool to head down there and have a look…

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