Event Summary

Westway project formally proposed by NYC mayor Beame

Date

1974

Description

Plan announced for 6-lane Interstate System highway tunnel from 42nd St. to the Battery. Top of tunnel would become a park with access to Hudson River waterfront. Projected cost of $2.1 billion in federal and state funds. Plan supported by NY Governor Carey.

Timeline 1

Maritime New York, 1860 - to present

Timeline 2

United States Naval History, 1866 - to present

External Links

Autopsy of Westway Project by its original architect, Craig Whitaker.

Record ID

1203