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Title:
A century of subways : celebrating 100 years of New York's underground railways
Author:
Cudahy, Brian J.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Fordham University Press, 2003.
Physical Description:
xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780823222926

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Brian Cudahy offers a fascinating tribute to the world the subway created. Taking a fresh look at one of the marvels of the 20th century, Cudahy creates a vivid sense of this extraordinary achievement--how the city was transformed once New Yorkers started riding in a hole in the ground.


Author Notes

Brian Cudahy has served as the director of the office of transit management with the Department of Transportation. He writes on Urban Architecture, focusing on the historical aspects of transit systems. In Under the Sidewalks of New York: The Story of the World's Greatest Subway System, he chronicled the development of the subway and provided a chronological overview of rapid transit. He has also written histories of the Boston subway, Hudson tubes, Pennsylvania railroad tunnels, and the Chicago rapid transit system.

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