There's no funding for such a project yet, though. So instead, they're building the entrance of the tunnel in anticipation of one day having the cash to finish it. Since Hudson Yards will soon rise over the spot, it would be nearly impossible to dig the hole later on.
And unlike the rest of the city, your trash bags will never hit the street.
That's because the neighborhood is being built from the ground up, which means it can incorporate a vacuum tube system to transport trash from inside buildings to underneath them. That's right—Hudson Yards will have one of the country's few pneumatic trash systems.
Perfect cell service, Wi-Fi everywhere, trash out of sight, and fantastical engineering: It's nearly utopian in scale. At the same time, it raises plenty of the same issues that already exist in New York—including whether the neighborhood will be truly accessible to all New Yorkers, not just the wealthy ones. And we'll be keeping a close eye on the site as it continues to rise.
source: gizmodo.com by Nicholas Stango