by Clifton Hood


In this definitive history, Clifton Hood traces the complex and fascinating story of the New York City subway system, one of the urban engineering marvels of the twentieth century. At its opening in 1904, the tracks covered 22 miles from City Hall to 145th Street and Lenox Avenue, the longest stretch ever built at one time. From that initial route through the completion of the IND in the 1940s, the subway grew to cover 722 miles. Author Clifton Hood has lectured at the New York Transit Museum.

 

Paperback; 336 pages; 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.4 inches; ISBN: 978-0312591328

 

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Description / 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York

by Clifton Hood


In this definitive history, Clifton Hood traces the complex and fascinating story of the New York City subway system, one of the urban engineering marvels of the twentieth century. At its opening in 1904, the tracks covered 22 miles from City Hall to 145th Street and Lenox Avenue, the longest stretch ever built at one time. From that initial route through the completion of the IND in the 1940s, the subway grew to cover 722 miles. Author Clifton Hood has lectured at the New York Transit Museum.

 

Paperback; 336 pages; 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.4 inches; ISBN: 978-0312591328

 

What's The Story

New York's first subway line opened in Manhattan on October 27, 1904 with 28 stations. The route traveled approximately nine miles from City Hall north to Grand Central Station, then west to Times Square and up the West Side to 145th Street. Today, the subway system has grown to 468 stations connecting neighborhoods across the city.

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