How will they fix New York?
October 31, 2012 8:32 AM Subscribe
How long will it take NYC to fully recover from Hurricane Sandy?
posted by ben242 to travel & transportation around New York, NY (16 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I heard a news report that the longest subway tunnel is now filled with a volume of water that would fill the Empire State Building. I'm guessing some sections of the subway will start to reopen sooner than others, but the quantity of water that must be pumped out - to say nothing of subsequent repairs - is staggering.
I'm a complete noob when it comes to things like civil engineering, disaster recovery, etc, so I'm not quite sure (beyond pumping out the water) what sort of repair activities will have to take place to get NYC back to pre-hurricane operations. How long is this going to take, and what do they have to do?