New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level from Half-LifeS

New York City's Metro Transit Authority is still plugging away on its giant project to bring the 7 train into far west Manhattan, and the scope of the construction is just as awe-inspiring as ever. The MTA just put out a crop of new pictures on Flickr, and we just can't help but see a slight comparison to a certain, classic Half-Life level of old.

The graphics are a lot better in real life, but you can't deny shades of "On a Rail" up in this. You know, with a few more cranes and a lot less houndeyes. And man, the anti-aliasing is to die for.

New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level from Half-LifeS

The work won't be finished until the summer of 2014, but in the meantime things look like they're coming along nicely. We're finally starting to see a subway, and not just a hole in the ground. Let's just hope they don't run into a Gargantua down there. [MTAPhotos]

New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level from Half-LifeS

New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level from Half-LifeS

New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level from Half-LifeS

Images by MTAPhotos/Creative Commons