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Blog post from Thursday, 13 March, 2014

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Fascinating Old Maps of Both Real and Ridiculous NYC Transit Projects

Imagine a bigger Manhattan jutting out into New York Harbor. A triple-decker boulevard running through its heart would accommodate trains on its lower deck, cars in the middle, and planes landing on top. It’s a crazy-sounding futuristic vision, for sure. But it originated more than a century in the past. It was first proposed in 1911 by Dr. T. Kennard Thomson, a New York City engineer and urban planner.”

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