Massive 25-ton floodgates were installed in New York City — and it looks apocalyptic

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in 2012, water flooded both vehicular and train tunnels. The water did extensive damage to the electrical systems and wall and ceiling panels of the tunnels. Some train lines were delayed or closed for months. Now, the MTA is installing heavy, metal floodgates that can be closed during big storms, to attempt to keep water out of the tunnels.