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The Routes Not TakenA Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System$
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Joseph B. Raskin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823253692

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.001.0001

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Building the Line That Almost Never Was

Building the Line That Almost Never Was

(p.199) 9 Building the Line That Almost Never Was
The Routes Not Taken

Joseph B. Raskin

Fordham University Press

Chapter 9 is a discussion of the efforts to build the 2nd Avenue Subway. It traces that line’s history from its initial proposal as part of the 1929 Board of Transportation plan through the modern era, This chapter also looks at earlier proposals made to build a subway trunk line up through the East Side of Manhattan. This chapter also looks at the fate of the elevated subway lines that once ran the length of Manhattan Island, including examining with the legend of the structural steel for those lines once they were demolished.

Keywords:   Transit capital financing, Second Avenue Subway, Elevated Subways, Transit Planning, New York Board of Transportation, New York City Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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