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inGearX
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join:2000-06-11
New York

NYC - We built this city...

wow a greeeeat documentary with sizzling info

I encourage any New Yorker to watch it ...

some highlights:

The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge - my GOD they way they built it @ part 3 - 5:50 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJa2HiDSnEg#t=356s

NYC was in fierce competition with other ports on the East coast - Philadelphia was larger ... well the Hudson and the »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_Canal linking it to the great lakes gave NYC it's win @ part 2 - 25th second http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxmX0yuviLI#t=25s

and many more from Central Park to skyscrapers to electricity to elevators...

share what did you discover? what did you like best?

what did you think?

questions? discussion?

other & further info / documentaries?

FULL:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5t1S-LF ··· 1S-LFi2c


»www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxmX0yuv ··· X0yuviLI


»www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJa2HiDS ··· 2HiDSnEg


»www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilD2Mqzt ··· 2MqztaGQ


»www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-lGGBlL ··· GGBlLeS0

Maggs
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join:2002-11-29
Woodside, NY
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This is one of the reasons why NYC flooded during Hurricane Sandy, the rivers were reclaiming their natural boundaries. The only thing that keeps the Hudson out of Lower Manhattan are the concrete sea walls.
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bhan261

join:2001-02-12
New York, NY
reply to inGearX
If you want to read more about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, get "The Great Bridge". Fascinating stuff!

»www.amazon.com/The-Great-Bridge- ··· t+bridge


signmeuptoo
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join:2001-11-22
NanoParticle
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The great "belt and suspenders" bridge (cable stay AND suspension).


squirrel83
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join:2005-05-02
Honolulu, HI

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reply to inGearX
I must say that I love the the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria, NY.



»www.flickr.com/photos/kbert77/87 ··· 1474868/

quote:
The engineering was so precise that when the last section of the main span was lifted into place, the final adjustment needed to join everything together was 1/2 inch (12.7 mm). Construction of the Hell Gate Bridge began on March 1, 1912 and ended on September 30, 1916. It was the world's longest steel arch bridge until the Bayonne Bridge was opened in 1931, and was surpassed again by the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932.
In 1996 the bridge received a facelift, including its first comprehensive paint job in 80 years. It was painted "Hell Gate Red," a dark, natural red. The bridge would be the last New York City bridge to collapse if humans disappeared, taking at least a millennium to do so, according to the February 2005 issue of Discover magazine. Most other bridges would fall in about 300 years
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Gate_ ··· e_Bridge
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AVD
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join:2003-02-06
Onion, NJ
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reply to Maggs

Re: NYC - We built this city...

said by Maggs:

The only thing that keeps the Hudson out of Lower Manhattan are the concrete sea walls.

what sea walls?
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