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The New York Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day.

Author @ the Library presents: "Sandhogs," with Gina Levay.


March 1, 2010

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Sandhogs are miners 800 feet below the streets of Manhattan, tunneling bedrock to construct the largest unified infrastructure project in New York City history--the 60-mile-long City Water Tunnel #3. The future of Gotham depends on the efforts of these unseen miners, as this new water channel will supplement the two existing, decrepit tunnels, preventing a potentially catastrophic water shortage. Gina LeVay's work captures with raw and striking beauty the sandhogs at work. These photographs provide a privileged glimpse into a hidden world.

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