New exhibition shows the future of New York's Grand Central Terminal

New York, Jul 24 (EFE).- A new exhibition at the New York Transit Museum featuring 55 black-and-white images by Japanese photographer Hiroyuki Suzuki takes visitors into the massive construction project that is reshaping the future of Grand Central Terminal.

The exhibition, "The Next Level: East Side Access Photographs by Hiroyuki Suzuki," provides a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of a terminal that will connect the Long Island Rail Road to the borough of Queens.

The terminal is being constructed 18 stories below the iconic Grand Central station.

"The East Side Access Project has created miles of colossal caverns in New York City that will forever change Grand Central, yet the underground project has remained virtually invisible to the general public. Until now," New York Transit Museum director Gabrielle Shubert said.

The exhibition, which runs until Oct. 27, is one of the many events staged to mark the centennial of Grand Central Terminal, one of New York's most famous landmarks.

"While the majority of Centennial celebrations so far have focused on Grand Central's rich and storied history, The Next Level aims to break new ground on the terminal's future," Shubert said in a statement.

Suzuki plays with light and shadows in his photographs, showing construction workers and huge machines doing the tunneling work deep underground.

The East Side Access Project will cut commuting times on the Long Island to Manhattan route.

The $952 million terminal is being built by Spanish construction company ACS via its New York-based Schiavone and John P. Picone units, along with Tutor Perini.