Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year

Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...plans for a second tunnel, and for extensions and terminals that will reach the main centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn and establish the best possible interborough communication. The New York Central Railroad announced plans for the improvement of the tunnel under Park Avenue, which contemplate a change in the location of Park Avenue, below 50th Street, or south of the present southern end of the tunnel, and it is the intention of the railroad to ask the city to exchange what is now Park Avenue for a similar amount of land which the company has purchased west of the present avenue. This strip of land is to be made into a new Park Avenue, and the present street surface is to be used to extend the tracks of the road in an approach to the loop that is to be built underneath the Grand Central Station. Part of the street so obtained is to be an open cut on a level with the rest of the tracks below the tunnel end. But as the side tracks to be used for the suburban electric system will have to reach a level of 40 feet below the street surface, the down grade leading into the subterranean loop will have to begin near 56th Street, in order to provide a safe grade. It is largely for this that the New York Central acquired the 75-foot strip of land west of Park Avenue, and between 49th and 56th Streets. These improvements contemplate the use of electricity as the motive power, and it is estimated that three years will be required to complete the undertaking. In April the New York and Jersey City Terminal Underground Railroad Company was incorporated, with a capital of $100,000, to operate an underground tunnel railroad from a point on the bank of Hudson river at the boundary-line between New York and New Jersey to the intersection of Park Avenue and 57th...show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 972 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,696g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532880
  • 9781236532886