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➼ Report an issue Free ➲ Author Joseph B. Raskin – African-american-literature.co A fascinating journey into the pastand under the groundthat offers an insightful look at the what might have beens of urban mass transitThe New York Times From the day it broke ground by City Hall in A fascinating journey into the pastand under the groundthat offers an insightful look at the what might have beens of urban mass transitThe New York Times From the day it broke ground by City Hall in 1900 it took about four and half years to build New Yorks first subway line to West 145th Street in Harlem Things rarely went that quickly ever again The Routes Not Taken explores the often dramatic stories behind unbuilt or unfinished subway lines The citys efforts to expand its underground labyrinth were often met with unexpected obstaclesfinancial shortfalls clashing political agendas battles with community groups andAfter discovering a copy of the 1929 subway expansion map Joseph B Raskin began his own investigation into the citys underbelly Here he provides an extensively researched history of the Big Apples unfinished business The Routes Not Taken sheds light on the efforts to expand the Hudson Tubes into a full fledged subway the Flushing line and why it never made it past Flushing a platform under Brooklyns Nevins Street station unused forthan a century the 2nd Avenue linelong the symbol of dashed dreamsdeferred countless times since the original plans were presented in 1929 Raskin reveals the personalities involved explaining why FiorelloHLaGuardia couldnt grasp the importance of subway lines and why Robert Moses found them old and boring By focusing on unbuilt lines he illustrates how the existing system is actually a Herculean feat of countless compromises Filled with illustrations this is an enduring contribution to the history of transportation and the history of New York City.

A fascinating journey into the pastand under the groundthat offers an insightful look at the what might have beens of urban mass transitThe New York Times From the day it broke ground by City Hall in 1900 it took about four and half years to build New Yorks first subway line to West 145th Street in Harlem Things rarely went that quickly ever again The Routes Not Taken explores the often dramatic stories behind unbuilt or unfinished subway lines The citys efforts to expand its underground labyrinth were often met with unexpected obstaclesfinancial shortfalls clashing political agendas battles with community groups andAfter discovering a copy of the 1929 subway expansion map Joseph B Raskin began his own investigation into the citys underbelly Here he provides an extensively researched history of the Big Apples unfinished business The Routes Not Taken sheds light on the efforts to expand the Hudson Tubes into a full fledged subway the Flushing line and why it never made it past Flushing a platform under Brooklyns Nevins Street station unused forthan a century the 2nd Avenue linelong the symbol of dashed dreamsdeferred countless times since the original plans were presented in 1929 Raskin reveals the personalities involved explaining why FiorelloHLaGuardia couldnt grasp the importance of subway lines and why Robert Moses found them old and boring By focusing on unbuilt lines he illustrates how the existing system is actually a Herculean feat of countless compromises Filled with illustrations this is an enduring contribution to the history of transportation and the history of New York City.

report pdf issue ebok Report an book Report an issue PDF/EPUBA fascinating journey into the pastand under the groundthat offers an insightful look at the what might have beens of urban mass transitThe New York Times From the day it broke ground by City Hall in 1900 it took about four and half years to build New Yorks first subway line to West 145th Street in Harlem Things rarely went that quickly ever again The Routes Not Taken explores the often dramatic stories behind unbuilt or unfinished subway lines The citys efforts to expand its underground labyrinth were often met with unexpected obstaclesfinancial shortfalls clashing political agendas battles with community groups andAfter discovering a copy of the 1929 subway expansion map Joseph B Raskin began his own investigation into the citys underbelly Here he provides an extensively researched history of the Big Apples unfinished business The Routes Not Taken sheds light on the efforts to expand the Hudson Tubes into a full fledged subway the Flushing line and why it never made it past Flushing a platform under Brooklyns Nevins Street station unused forthan a century the 2nd Avenue linelong the symbol of dashed dreamsdeferred countless times since the original plans were presented in 1929 Raskin reveals the personalities involved explaining why FiorelloHLaGuardia couldnt grasp the importance of subway lines and why Robert Moses found them old and boring By focusing on unbuilt lines he illustrates how the existing system is actually a Herculean feat of countless compromises Filled with illustrations this is an enduring contribution to the history of transportation and the history of New York City.

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