Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grand Central Alternative Long Island Rail Road East Midtown Terminal
(Americana - 20th Century - Transportation - Architecture - Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

New York, NY: Parsons Brinckerhoff - Gibbs & Hill, 1976. F (4) + 116 pages, with a short report-specific bibliography at back. Illustrated in colors throughout with maps, plans, diagrams, tables, profiles and charts. The text gives background and cope of the project, the areas concerned including street system, alternative LIRR operating schemes, track alignment, terminal concept, passenger movements, effects on IRT subway station, pedestrian concerns, mechanical and electrical systems, effect on ConRail, on private property, construction methods & sequence details and cost estimate. (From the introductory Summary of the report): "...The joint venture of Parsons Binckerhoff-Gibbs & Hill was authorized to undertake certain engineering studies to determine the feasibility of using Grand Central Terminal (GCT) as an alternative location for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) east Midtown Terminal...A total of eight alternatives were formulated, analyzed, and determine their impact on ConRail's Metropolitan Region (MR) and AMTRAK present operations...The results of the study, and the related impacts of the selected scheme, are discussed in detail in the report..." Approx. 11" square format. Metal spiral bound, glossy illustrated heavy paper covers. Some edge, tips wear to the binding; contents clean and in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 26061)


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