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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 7, Chapter 47 The Great Fair Summary & Analysis

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Part 7, Chapter 47 The Great Fair Summary

Moses has always dreamed of a huge park in Flushing Meadows. Mismanagement by Tammany results in the island becoming basically a garbage dump. This is his reason for becoming the president of the fair. He wants to see a huge lasting park built in Flushing Meadows. As usual, contracts are doled out to the favorites. The 1964-65 World's Fair lasts for two years.

Moses does a lot of building for the World's Fair, including hydroelectric plants, bridges, highways and parks. Moses has too much work to keep track of it all. That is what he claims happened with the Title I project. Moses decides he will do as little construction as possible for the fair since the structures will only be there for two years. Moses is uninterested in the design of the structures because...

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