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TIMELINE: All The Things Built While We Waited for the Second Ave. Subway

By DNAinfo Staff on June 23, 2015 7:28am  | Updated on December 22, 2016 2:34pm

You can do a lot in 96 years, except build a subway along Second Avenue.

It might seem hard to believe, but plans for the Second Avenue Subway are older than most living New Yorkers. The line was first proposed back in 1920, back when there was no Yankee Stadium, no Empire State Building, and no JFK Airport.

With the MTA insisting that the subway will finally open for passengers late next year, we decided to look back into the city's history to see what other big projects have been built or destroyed since the line was first announced. Click the button below to see for yourself.