Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Early 1900s Engineer Had Big Plans For NYC

A triple-decker boulevard that runs through Manhattan, with trains on its lower deck, cars in the middle and planes landing on top- now that's multimodal? But is it realistic for the future? Someone apparently thought it was realistic for the past.

Dr. T. Kennard Thomson, a New York City engineer and urban planner had lots of ideas like that for New York- in 1911. He also wanted to add more miles of land to the City and build up the waterfront for economic development reasons.

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