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Crossing Under the Hudson: The Story of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels
by Angus Kress Gillespie
Rutgers University Press, 2011
Cloth: 978-0-8135-5003-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-7811-8
Library of Congress Classification TF238.H6G55 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 624.194097471


Crossing Under the Hudson takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey--the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental works of civil engineering and the public who embraced them. He describes and analyzes the building of the tunnels, introduces readers to the people who worked there--then and now--and places the structures into a meaningful cultural context with the music, art, literature, and motion pictures that these tunnels, engineering marvels of their day, have inspired over the years.

Today, when new concerns about global terrorism may trump bouts of simple tunnel tension, Gillespie's Crossing Under the Hudson continues to cast a light at the end of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.

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