The clash between big business elites and green-seeking environmentalists is not a 21st century development. Back in 1974, plans to turn Manhattan’s West Side into Westway, a waterfront parkway, were passionately denied by New Yorkers.
Westway was the ambitious plan, finalized in 1974, to replace the rotting piers along four miles of the West Side with 220 acres of landfill while burying a six lane highway underneath. Above, one hundred acres of urban parkland would embrace houses, shops, and offices.
Check out this great article to learn more about Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s highway that never was.
via The Daily Beast