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Is the Fix for the L-Train Apocalypse Too Good to Be True?


Michael Horodniceanu is Industry Professor of urban and civil engineering and chairman of the IDC Innovation Hub at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
Four days after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s surprise decision to call off the L train shutdown, his plan faced growing skepticism over whether it is the best way to repair the subway tunnel. Michael Horodniceanu, the [New York Metropolitan Transit] authority’s former president of capital construction, said the new solution might only last 15 to 20 years while the earlier proposal, calling for a full rehabilitation, could last more than 80 years. “A repair cannot last as long as a total rebuild,” said Dr. Horodniceanu …

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