2. Historic Observations & Research:

 Historical uses of Waterfront.
 Where do street and neighborhood names come from?
 Artifacts of the past? Do you see re-use?
 How does the past affect current and future uses?
 Are past uses beneficial or will they require remediation?
 Long term impacts and future development plans.

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12 Responses to 2. Historic Observations & Research:

  1. Carries: Motor vehicles (cars only)
    Elevated trains (until 1944)
    Streetcars (until 1950)
    Pedestrians, and bicycles
    Crosses: East River
    Locale : New York City (Manhattan–Brooklyn)
    Maintained by : New York City Department of Transportation
    Designer: John Augustus Roebling
    Design; Suspension/Cable-stay Hybrid
    Total length :5,989 feet (1825 m)[1]
    Width : 85 feet (26 m)
    Longest span: 1,595 feet 6 inches (486.3 m)
    Clearance below: 135 feet (41 m) at mid-span
    Opened : May 24, 1883; 128 years ago (May 24, 1883)[2]

  2. In 1870, construction began on the caissons to build the massive 300-foot tall towers to support the suspension cables. The towers were the tallest structures in New York City for over thirty years.

  3. jbello says:

    – The waterfront has been used since the early days of the then city of Breukelen ( Brooklyn ) as the neighboring city of New York proper’s industrial and second port of call.
    – Fulton Landing (orriginally named Brookland Landing by the British) on the Brooklyn side was the early ferry into Manhattan Island. Before the Brooklyn Bridge and the neighboring subway and car tunnels; The only way into the city was through the use of the many ferry companies that crisscrossed into both cities connecting neighboring townships ( Williamsburg, Gravesend, Flatlands, New Utrecht, and Bushwick ). Fulton “Street” was the the Main Throughfare of the city interconnecting Brooklyn from West to East as far into Jamaica in Queens County.

  4. jbello says:

    For any subway and even pre MTA lines both trolley and elevated http://www.nycsubway.org/

  5. jbello says:

    For any subway and even pre MTA lines both trolley and elevated http://www.nycsubway.org/

  6. jbello says:

    anyone that needs help with any historic info… going on wednesday

  7. Historic Group, we’re meeting on Wednesday after Math class!

  8. ori587 says:

    My group the open space group needs some info concerning the historic downtown brooklyn are.

  9. http://www.brooklynbridgeparknyc.org/the-park/site-history/
    There’s some nice historical pictures there and information

  10. Include Historic app idea!!

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