Empire on the Hudson Entrepreneurial Vision and Political Power at the Port of New York Authority
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Description: Doig traces the evolution of the Port Authority from its creation in 1921 through its conflicts with the railroads and its expansion to build bridges and tunnels for motor vehicles. The work reveals the rise to power of one of the world's largest specialized regional governments.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/17/2002
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
|List of Illustrations in the Text|
|Elected and Appointed Officials: Years in Office|
|Preface: Hopes and Judgments|
|A Wilsonian Hybrid: The Powers of Government and the Spirit of Capitalism|
|Creating a New Institution|
|The Tensions and Opportunities of Federalism: Commercial Conflict in the New York Region|
|Designing a New Organization: An Uneasy Marriage of Planning and Politics|
|Failure and a New Beginning|
|Modernizing the Rail System: Contending Strategies for an Expanding Metropolis|
|Negotiating with the Railroads: Regional Planning Confronts the Wary Capitalist|
|Politics and Engineering Passion: Expanding the Port Authority's Dreams|
|A Web of Bridges, Tunnels, and Political Intrigue|
|Drift and the Sources of Renewal|
|Near Bankruptcy and the Loss of Vision|
|Federalism as a Lawyers' Playground|
|The Threat to Municipal Bonds as Danger and Opportunity|
|To Claim the Skies and the Seas|
|Breaking an Airline Monopoly|
|More Than "A Humdrum Job of Engineering": Creating a Giant Bus Station in Manhattan|
|A Regional Empire in American Politics: Local History and Its Impact, Leadership Strategies, and Ethical Dilemmas|
|Epilogue: Triumphs and Travails of an Aging Empire|
|The Port Compact of 1921|