The Cincinnati Subway

Author: Allen J. Singer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738523149
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The Cincinnati Subway. Cincinnati emerged from a tumultuous 19th century as a growing metropolis committed to city planning. The most ambitious plan of the early twentieth century, the Cincinnati Subway, was doomed to failure. Construction began in 1920 and ended in 1927 when the money had run out. Today, two miles of empty subway tunnels still lie beneath Cincinnati, waiting to be used. The Cincinnati Subway tells the whole story, from the turbulent times in the 1880s to the ultimate failure of "Cincinnati's White Elephant." Along the way, the reader will learn about what was happening in Cincinnati during the growth of the subway-from the Courthouse Riots in 1884 to life in the Queen City during World War II.

Under The Sidewalks Of New York

Author: Brian J. Cudahy
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823216185
Size: 43.15 MB
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Under The Sidewalks Of New York. But as it is in no other city on earth, the subway of New York is intimately woven into the fabric and identity of the city itself

Art And The Subway

Author: Tracy Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813544521
Size: 74.84 MB
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Art And The Subway. Paintings, graffiti, photographs, and public art by Walker Evans, DONDI, Keith Haring, and others are featured in this visual representation of the New York subway system and the art it has inspired throughout the years.

The Routes Not Taken

Author: Joseph B. Raskin
ISBN: 0823253694
Size: 67.19 MB
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The Routes Not Taken. New York City's rapid transit system went beyond what we know it as today. Although the most well-known unbuilt line has been the 2nd Avenue Subway (part of which is now being completed after delays dating back to 1929), there have been many other plans announced that would have stretched the system out to and beyond the city limits in all five boroughs. All of the subway system plans, realized or unrealized, strongly influenced the development of New York City as a whole. For a significant part of the 20th Century, the system was planned to expand ahead of the development of residential and commercial areas. Developers looked to purchase land in the service areas of the new lines. The Routes Not Taken looks at how some developers tried to use the growth of the transit system to make their properties more valuable. In addition, The Routes Not Taken looks at some of the people who both positively and negatively affected the growth of the transit system. Some of them are still well-known (Mayors Fiorello H. La Guardia and James J. Walker and Robert Moses), others have been forgotten with time (John H. Delaney, who ran the transit system for decades, and planners like Daniel L. Turner). The Routes Not Taken is intended to provide readers with an understanding of how the transit system could have grown beyond its current limits and the conditions and actions that kept it from expanding further and how it actually contracted over the years.

Tunneling To The Future

Author: Peter Derrick
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814719546
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Tunneling To The Future. Published in conjunction with the History of the City of New York Project. "...a valuable case study in the micropolitics of one of the Progressive era's signature projects." (The Wall Street Journal) "Illuminating . . . " (New York magazine)

The Great Society Subway

Author: Zachary M. Schrag
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421415771
Size: 57.30 MB
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The Great Society Subway. Whether trying to avoid the crawl along the Belt, the horrendous parking situation, or the stress induced by the ludicrous and inadequate street marking, Marylanders, Virginians, and folks from the nation's capital eschew the car and hop the Metro. Here Zachary M. Schrag tells the story of the Great Society Subway, from its foundings through to modern day, from Arlington to College Park, from Eisenhower to Marion Barry.

New York City Subway

Author: Stefan Höhne
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
ISBN: 341250422X
Size: 42.35 MB
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New York City Subway. Die Eröffnung der ersten großstädtischen Untergrundbahnen um 1900 markiert zugleich den Aufstieg eines zentralen Subjekttypus der Moderne: des urbanen Passagiers. Anhand der New Yorker Subway, des größten städtischen Transitsystems des 20. Jahrhunderts, analysiert Stefan Höhne die historischen Dynamiken der Wissensformen, Steuerungstechniken und Erfahrungswelten ihrer Passagiere. Er zeigt, dass sich in den Wechselwirkungen zwischen Mensch und Maschine zentrale Kulturtechniken der Moderne herausbilden, die sowohl auf Zumutungen und Strapazen der industriellen Massenkultur reagieren wie auch neue Erfahrungswelten und Freiheiten bereithalten.