Rapid Transit in New York City and in the Other Great Cities (1906)

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Tunnel approach, 123rd Street, New York Subway.

Prepared for the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York by its Special Committee on Recognition of Services of Members of the Chamber on the Rapid Transit Commission. The proceedings of the Chamber of Commerce authorizing the preparation and publication of this book will be found in the last chapter. The book has been prepared by Mr. S. D. V. Burr, C. E., A. M., under the direction of the Chairman of the Special Committee. Copyright, 1906, by the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York.



IThe Beginnings and the Growth of New York City1
IIPlans for Relief6
IIIEarly Subway Schemes9
IVBridges to Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge,
Manhattan Bridge, Blackwells Island Bridge
VTunnels: Hudson River Tunnel, Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Tunnel,
Pennsylvania Railroad Tunnels
VIElevated Railroads44
VIIRapid Transit Commission of 187551
VIIICommission of 189154
IXThe Chamber of Commerce61
XAbram Stevens Hewitt77
XICommission of 189484
XIIPreparing the Subway Contract107
XIIIContract Awarded and Work Begun118
XIVEngineering Features of the New York Subway122
XVEquipment of the Subway142
XVIWork of Commission During Construction of Subway154
XVIIOpening the Subway164
XVIIIFuture Rapid Transit in New York175
XIXFinancial Statement191
XXRapid Transit in Other Cities: London, Berlin, Budapest, Paris,
Glasgow, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia
XXIPresent Rapid Transit Laws253
XXIIAppreciation of the Chamber276

This HTML edition corrected from OCR provided by the Making of America Project at the University of Michigan, with permission. The original page images and OCR for this book can be found at University of Michigan Digital Library, Rapid transit in New York city and in the other great cities. / New York Chamber of Commerce., Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library 2005.

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