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Highway Under the Hudson
Author: Robert Jackson

ISBN: 9780814742990
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16 November 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.4
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Choice's Outstanding ­Academic Title list for 2013 ­ "There is no comparable book on this tunnel. Highly recommended."-Choice Reviews Every year, more than thirty-three million vehicles traverse the Holland Tunnel, making their way to and from Jersey City and Lower Manhattan. From tourists to commuters, many cross the tunnel's 1.6-mile corridor on a daily basis, and yet few know much about this amazing feat of early 20th-century engineering. How was it built, by whom, and at what cost? These and many other questions are answered inHighway Under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel, Robert W. Jackson's fascinating story about this seminal structure in the history of urban transportation.

Jackson explains the economic forces which led to the need for the tunnel, and details the extraordinary political and social politicking that took place on both sides of the Hudson River to finally enable its construction. He also introduces us to important figures in the tunnel's history, such as New Jersey Governor Walter E. Edge, who, more than anyone...

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