The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is breaking with tradition when it comes to part of the Second Avenue Subway.
The agency will not be installing sidewalk grates to ventilate the subway.
Instead, fresh, cooler air will be pumped underground by mechanical ventilating towers near each station.
The South Ferry station was the first subway stop to be built without sidewalk grates when it was renovated after Hurricane Sandy.
The 7 train extension to Manhattan's West Side will also have ventilating towers when it opens next summer.