The West Side Improvement and Its Relation to All of the Commerce of the Port of New York (Classic Reprint)

The West Side Improvement and Its Relation to All of the Commerce of the Port of New York (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The West Side Improvement and Its Relation to All of the Commerce of the Port of New York The upland back of the Manhattan piers has been developed by the building of a marginal way, 180 feet in width and a public street known as West street, 70 feet in width, making the entire available street and bulkhead area back of the piers 250 feet in width. It has been the practice to permit the construction of bulk head sheds upon the outshore fifty feet of the marginalway, and it is in these bulkhead sheds and in the sheds covering the piers that the entire Manhattan freight business of the majority of the New Jersey railroads is carried on. In addition to the actual transshipment of freight through these sheds, the practice of allowing a certain amount of free storage time has made it neces sary to use a very large portion of the shedded area for warehouse purposes. Careful studies of the freight movement at Manhattan piers showed that practically all of the incoming business is handled in between two and three hours in the morning, and that the outgoing business occupies a similar period in the late afternoon. At least two thousand cars per day are handled in and out of these Manhattan waterside stations. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243152469
  • 9780243152469