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722 Miles : The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York

722 Miles : The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York - 04 edition

722 Miles : The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780801880544

ISBN10: 0801880548

722 Miles : The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York by Clifton Hood - ISBN 9780801880544
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Published: 2004
International: No
722 Miles : The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York by Clifton Hood - ISBN 9780801880544

ISBN13: 9780801880544

ISBN10: 0801880548

Edition: 04

Summary

When it first opened on October 27, 1904, the New York City subway ran twenty-two miles from City Hall to 145th Street and Lenox Avenue--the longest stretch ever built at one time. From that initial route through the completion of the IND or Independent Subway line in the 1940s, the subway grew to cover 722 miles--long enough to reach from New York to Chicago. In this definitive history, Clifton Hood traces the complex and fascinating story of the New York City subway system, one of the urban engineering marvels of the twentieth century. For the subway's centennial the author supplies a new foreward explaining that now, after a century, "we can see more clearly than ever that this rapid transit system is among the twentieth century's greatest urban achievements."

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