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Highway Under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel
Every year, more than thirty-three million vehicles traverse the Holland Tunnel, making their way to and from Jersey City and Lower Manhattan. From tourists to commuters, many cross the tunnel's 1.6-mile corridor on a daily basis, and yet few know much about this amazing feat of early 20th-century engineering. How was it built, by whom, and at what cost? These and many oth ...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by New York University Press
(first published January 1st 2011)
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I almost stopped reading this book. The first eighty or so pages is basically a list of committee meetings and appropriation bill. After that it gets better with the ventilation tests and then it gets very good once they discuss the building of the tunnel and the fire that followed. Overall a decent read.