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LoMEX Revisited

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Never has a map sent chills down my spine (okay that’s a lie). The Lower Manhattan Expressway¬†probably seems like a bad idea in retrospect–but Robert Moses almost built it. We know what happened to cities throughout the country as freeways sliced them apart: usually the affected neighborhoods were destroyed or at least separated from one another. This is what would have happened to SoHo and the LES, had Jane Jacobs not¬†intervenied in the 1960s.

How would Manhattan have been different if the LoMEX came to pass?


Written by Wegener

March 22, 2009 at 12:35 am