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  • Highway Under The Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780814742990
    • Publisher: NYU Press
    • Published: December 2011
    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 feat of early 20th-century engineering. How was it built, by whom and at what cost? This meticulously research book provides the first complete history of the planning, financing and construction of the Holland Tunnel. Dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World” when it opened in 1927, the Holland Tunnel was the longest and largest vehicular tunnel in the world at the time of its construction. Robert W. 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 enable its construction. Notes, Bibliography, Index. B&W illus. 266p.

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