Pretty cool new homes for some underwater life. Old NYC subway cars find their final resting place. The photos are totally beautiful and surreal. Someone should go diving in 20 years and take some underwater shots of these subway cars filled with new life.
“The reefing program, which began in 2001, seemed a win-win for the transportation authority. Sinking the subway cars cost about half as much as selling them for scrap, and the agency could avoid the expensive process of removing asbestos from the cars’ floors and walls…Invertebrates, happy with their new home, attracted more fish, which in turn provided local fishermen with a more bountiful catch. But after 10 years, the authority determined that its newer subway cars would not be suitable for this fate; those trains have more plastic parts than their predecessors, making them more expensive to prepare for reefing. The era of the underwater subway graveyard officially came to an end.”