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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 6 Chapter 29 "And When the Last Law Was Down..." Summary & Analysis

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Part 6 Chapter 29 "And When the Last Law Was Down..." Summary

They are now looking into building a bypass around the city for people from Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. This would consist of a tunnel and an elevated highway. La Guardia tries to have Moses use his Triborough money for the project. Eventually the Triborough Authority takes over the Tunnel Authority. Moses reveals his plans for two tandem bridges that would connect to the elevated highway that is planned running through Battery Park. Battery Park is the location of Fort Clinton. There is some opposition because of the history of the park and because it is one of the few park areas on that part of the island.

Reformers and opponents to the plan attack Moses' values in destroying parks to build highways. Moses' bills are...

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