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By Angus Kress Gillespie

Crossing below the Hudson takes a clean examine the making plans and development of 2 key hyperlinks within the transportation infrastructure of latest York and New Jersey--the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an available variety that comes with ancient money owed with a full of life and wonderful process, Angus Kress Gillespie explores those enormous works of civil engineering and the general public who embraced them. He describes and analyzes the construction of the tunnels, introduces readers to the folk who labored there--then and now--and areas the buildings right into a significant cultural context with the track, paintings, literature, and films that those tunnels, engineering marvels in their day, have encouraged over the years.

Today, while new issues approximately worldwide terrorism may perhaps trump bouts of straightforward tunnel stress, Gillespie's Crossing lower than the Hudson maintains to forged a gentle on the finish of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.

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