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 a view of the future ventilation station.

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


More of the ventilation facility. Not pictured: trains.

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


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