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Tunneling to the Future By Peter Derrick

Tunneling to the Future

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Published in conjunction with the History of the City of New York Project. "...a valuable case study in the micropolitics of one of the Progressive era's signature projects." (The Wall Street Journal) "Illuminating ... " (New York magazine)

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Tunneling to the Future: The Story of the Great Subway Expansion That Saved New York by Peter Derrick

In 1910, New York City was bursting at the seams as more and more people crowded into a limited supply of housing in the tenement districts of Manhattan and the older areas of Brooklyn. With no outlet for its exploding population, and the burgeoning social problems created by the overwhelming congestion, New York faced a serious crisis which city and state leaders addressed with dramatic measures. In March 1913, public officials and officers of the two existing rapid transit networks shook hands to seal a deal for a greatly expanded subway system which would more than double the size of the two existing transit networks.
At the time the largest and most expensive single municipal project ever attempted, the Dual System of Rapid Transit set the pattern of growth in New York City for decades to come, helped provide millions of families a better quality of life, and, in the words of Manhattan borough president George McAneny (1910-1913), "proved the city's physical salvation." It stands as that rare success story, an enormously complicated project undertaken against great odds which proved successful beyond all measure.
Published in conjunction with the History of the City of New York Project.

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Tunneling to the Future Reviews


"Reveals not only the details of the subway movement's slow progress in the political arena, but the process of coming to terms with the private subway companies and their financial backers in 1913." * Choice *

About Peter Derrick


Peter Derrick is Archivist for the Bronx County Historical Society.

Table of Contents


1 Never Enough: The Beginnings of Rapid Transit in New York 2 The Deadlock over More Subways, 1902-1909 3 Rapid Transit to Save New York 4 Stumbling toward a Solution 5 The Dual System of Rapid Transit 6 The Battle over Financing the Dual System 7 Impact of the Dual System

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GOR006913460
Tunneling to the Future: The Story of the Great Subway Expansion That Saved New York by Peter Derrick
Peter Derrick
Used - Very Good
Paperback
New York University Press
2002-04-01
442
0814719546
9780814719541
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