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Second Avenue subway progress in photos

With the Dec. 31 deadline quickly approaching for the Second Avenue subway, the new stations, facilities and infrastructure have begun to take shape.

When the entire line is complete, it will span 8.5 miles, from 125th Street in Harlem to Hanover Square in lower Manhattan. The first phase, set to launch in just two months, will run from the 63rd Street-Lexington Avenue station to a new station at 96th Street.

Scroll down to see renderings of stations to come and to get a glimpse at how construction is going.

A rendering of the 96th Street station entrance.
Photo Credit: MTA

A rendering of the 96th Street station entrance.

A rendering of the subway entrance at the
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A rendering of the subway entrance at the southeast corner of 69th Street and Second Avenue.

A rendering of the subway entrance at 83rd
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A rendering of the subway entrance at 83rd Street and Second Avenue.

A rendering of the Second Avenue subway's 63rd
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A rendering of the Second Avenue subway's 63rd Street Mezzanine.

A rendering of the 72nd Street station platform.
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A rendering of the 72nd Street station platform.

A rendering of the 86th Street station entrance.
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A rendering of the 86th Street station entrance.

Contractors work on an entrance to the Second
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Contractors work on an entrance to the Second Avenue subway at East 96th Street on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.

Contractors work on an entrance to the Second
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Contractors work on an entrance to the Second Avenue subway at East 72nd Street on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.

A rendering of the 63rd Street station entrance
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A rendering of the 63rd Street station entrance that will be located on the southeast corner of Third Avenue.

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"We are digging this particular tunnel from both directions in order to make up time," said Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, the MTA's capital construction chief.

Construction of the 72nd Street station entrance and
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Construction of the 72nd Street station entrance and ancillary building on the northwest corner of Second Avenue.

Rendering of the 72nd Street station entrance at
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Rendering of the 72nd Street station entrance at the northeast corner of 69th Street and Second Avenue.

Workers install escalators at the 72nd Street station
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Workers install escalators at the 72nd Street station on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Construction at the southwest corner of 97th Street
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Construction at the southwest corner of 97th Street and Second Avenue.

Construction at the 63rd Street station's Third Avenue
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Construction at the 63rd Street station's Third Avenue entrance.

Construction of an ancillary building on the northeast
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Construction of an ancillary building on the northeast corner of 93rd Street and Second Avenue.

Rendering of the 96th Street station's ancillary building
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Rendering of the 96th Street station's ancillary building on the southwest corner of 97th Street and Second Avenue.

Escalators installed inside the 72nd Street station.
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Escalators installed inside the 72nd Street station.

The Second Avenue subway tunnel between 63rd and
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The Second Avenue subway tunnel between 63rd and 86th streets on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

A rendering of the ancillary building at the
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A rendering of the ancillary building at the corner of 93rd Street and Second Avenue.

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