722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York

By: Professor Clifton Hood

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Clifton Hood traces the complex and fascinating history of the New York City subway system. At its opening in 1904, the tracks covered the twenty-two miles from City Hall up to 145th Street and Broadway, the longest stretch ever built at one time. From that initial route through the completion of the IND, the Independent Subway, in the 1940s, the subway grew to cover 722 miles -- long enough to reach from New York to Chicago.

"Clifton Hood's 722 Miles is the fullest and most authoritative account of the building and impact of the New York City subways, the most extensive system of urban transportation in the United States and perhaps the world." -- Nathan Glazer, Harvard University

"A clear, perceptive and carefully researched study of this engineering feat and the ways in which the subway led to an expansion of the metropolitan area." -- Publishers Weekly

Title: 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York

Author Name: Professor Clifton Hood

Categories: Engineering Soft Cover,

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press: September 1995

ISBN Number: 0801852447

ISBN Number 13: 9780801852442

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 337035

Description: Light edge and corner wear. Light creases to cover. Pages still readable and tight. All orders shipped with tracking number and e-mail confirmation. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.