Here's What It Looks Like When NYC Builds a Brand New Subway Tunnel

New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority is extending the 7 subway line into far west Manhattan. It won't open until summer 2014 (hopefully), but today the MTA showed off some of its progress. Just so we remember that it's actually a thing that is going to happen and the MTA isn't just playing a joke.

Photos: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin

Here's What It Looks Like When NYC Builds a Brand New Subway Tunnel

Here's a view of the future ventilation station.

Here's What It Looks Like When NYC Builds a Brand New Subway Tunnel

Here's a look at things at 34th Street and 11th Ave.

Here's What It Looks Like When NYC Builds a Brand New Subway Tunnel

More of the ventilation facility. Not pictured: trains.

Here's What It Looks Like When NYC Builds a Brand New Subway Tunnel

Later this guy will probably complain that the train never comes when it's supposed to.

Here's What It Looks Like When NYC Builds a Brand New Subway Tunnel

This is the outside of the ventilation building. Looking pretty good, but apparently there's still quite a bit of work to be done.