Crossing Under the Hudson

Crossing Under the Hudson

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Crossing Under the Hudson takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey--the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental works of civil engineering and the public who embraced them. He describes and analyzes the building of the tunnels, introduces readers to the people who worked there--then and now--and places the structures into a meaningful cultural context with the music, art, literature, and motion pictures that these tunnels, engineering marvels of their day, have inspired over the years. Today, when new concerns about global terrorism may trump bouts of simple tunnel tension, Gillespie's Crossing Under the Hudson continues to cast a light at the end of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.While the station was closed, thieves broke into the repair shop and stole some five thousand dollarsa#39; worth of diagnostic equipment. ... Some trucks were allowed to roll through the checkpoint, but others had to stop and roll up the back door of the truck for an inspection. ... a€œIfI charged my customers for four hours, I would lose work, a€ said Keith Verdeber, operations manager for Astro Moving and Storageanbsp;...

Title:Crossing Under the Hudson
Author:Angus Kress Gillespie
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2011-10-16


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