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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 6, Chapter 30 Revenge Summary & Analysis

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Part 6, Chapter 30 Revenge Summary

Moses, beaten in the Battery Crossing issue, announces plans to destroy the Aquarium in 1941, saying it is obsolete and that its demolition is required in order to construct the tunnel. He plans to relocate the aquarium to the Bronx Zoo. There is a controversy over his plans and critics begin to check out the facts regarding the unsoundness of the structures. Exton claims that Moses is motivated by nothing but revenge with his destruction plans.

Moses again tangles with city authorities over funds for moving and housing the fish in the Bronx. He threatens to dump the fish into the sea. Since it is an election year the funding is approved since nobody wants the fish to become a campaign issue. The onset of World War II stops Moses from demolishing Fort Clinton, for there is no manpower available...

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