Since construction began in 2007, we have eagerly anticipated the opening of the Extension of the #7 Subway Line. The Webster is on 34th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. The New 7 Line Station is on 34th Street and 11th Avenue. Pretty convenient if you ask me!
Here are some fun facts about the new line:
- The 7 Line is the only line that intersects 18 of the 24 lines in the Subway System.
- The New Extension is 1.5 miles long.
- The New Station will bring passengers 80 feet below ground (with the use of 2 high rise inclined escalators).
- The New Station will be air-tempered and will be several degrees cooler than the outside summer air.
The line, scheduled to open by the end of the year, will travel north along 11th Avenue, then turn east on 42nd Street on its way to Queens.
Once again, we have to complement Josiah Webster on his choice of location for building the Apartments! The Webster and its environs just keep getting better and better!