Crossing under the Hudson : The Story of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-10-16
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
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Crossing Under the Hudsontakes 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 Hudsoncontinues to cast a light at the end of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
It Can't Be Done: Planning for the Holland Tunnelp. 9
A Breath of Fresh Air: Building the Holland Tunnelp. 21
Winning Acceptance: Grand Opening of the Holland Tunnelp. 47
Let's Build Another One: Construction of the Lincoln Tunnelp. 57
Law and Order: The Role of the Port Authority Policep. 79
Road Hazards: Threats to Life and Propertyp. 99
If You See Something, Say Something: Dealing with the Threat of Terrorismp. 118
Rush Hour Frustration: Dealing with Traffic Congestionp. 137
Tunneling Through the Arts: A Survey of Creative Endeavorsp. 158
The Light at the End of the Tunnel: The Future of the Tunnelsp. 178
Notesp. 187
Indexp. 205
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