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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 6, Chapter 36 The Meat Ax Summary & Analysis

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Part 6, Chapter 36 The Meat Ax Summary

Until now most of the highways Moses built connect cities or run on the edge of cities. Now, in 1945, he is planning to build through the city in densely populated areas. When Farrell, Moses' engineer, first looks at the site, he sees nothing but apartment building after apartment building. The highway would have to go underneath and that would require a lot of blasting in the hard rock of that part of New York. While all this blasting and building is taking place, the trains have to keep running and the main thoroughfares have to be kept in use. The Cross-Bronx Expressway has to go over or under roads and trains and elevated trains and a river have to be re-routed. To pull off this engineering feat they would have to break new ground in...

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