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4.16.2014

Pittsburgh Liberty Tunnel Facades Done!

I know it has been done for a few months, but the Liberty Tunnel Tube Entrances have finally been finished! I am so glad that they opted to beautify the entrances again as opposed to leaving them plain like they have for the last few years. 
The Liberty Tunnels date all the way back to 1924 and were built before they fully understood how to handle high capacity tunnels. These tunnels are also extremely long, clocking in at 5,889 feet, over a mile long. They did not come up with a ventilation system and folks ended up passing out from the exhaust fumes early on. They ended up creating 200 foot vertical vents that pop out throughout Mt. Washington. Anyways, the new tunnel facades look great and I think you should go check them out.

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