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Holland Tunnel, Beneath Hudson River between New York & Jersey Cit, New York, New York County, NY



B&W Photos

HB920144
New York Land Ventilation Building South Side

HB920145
New York Land Ventilation Building South Side, Entrance

HB920146
New York Land Ventilation Building South And West Sides

HB920147
New York Land Ventilation Building North And West Sides

HB920148
New York Land Ventilation Building North Side, Lower Stores

HB920149
New York Land Ventilation Building Third Floor, Detail Of Blowers

HB920150
New York Land Ventilation Building Fourth Floor, Detail Of Two North Tunnel Blowers, Elevator Shaft On Left Of Photograph

HB920151
New York Land Ventilation Building, Fourth Floor, Detail Showing Blowers And Main Feeder Station

HB920152
New York Land Ventilation Building, 4th Floor, Detail Showing Main Feeder Station

HB920153
New York Land Ventilation Building, Fifth Floor, Distribution And Fan Control Panel

HB920154
New York Land Ventilation Building, Floor Unknown, Air Conditioning Breaker Panel

HB920155
New York Side, Hudson River Ventilation Building In Foreground; New Jersey Side, Hudson Riven Ventilation Building In Background

HB920156
New York Side, Hudson River Ventilation Building Across Hudson River In Background, With South Wall Of New Jersey Side Of Ventilation Building In Foreground

HB920157
New York Side, Hudson River Ventilation Building, Second Floor, New Motor In Foreground And Older Motor And Blower In Background

HB920158
New York Side, Hudson River Ventilation Building, Third Floor, Overall View Of Blowers

HB920159
New Jersey Land Ventilation Building, North Side

HB920160
New Jersey Land Ventilation Building, East And South (end) Sides

HB920161
New Jersey Land Ventilation Building, West Side

HB920162
New Jersey Land Ventilation Building, Door Probably West Side

HB920163
New York Tunnel Entrance

HB920164
New York Tunnel Entrance, Detail Snowing Bust Of Clifford Milburn Holland

HB920165
New York Tunnel, Air Supply Duct Beneath Roadway

HB920166
New Jersey Tunnel Entrance, Toll Booth

HB920167
New Jersey Tunnel, Height Barrier

HB920168
New Jersey Tunnel Entrance, Closer View

HB920169
New Jersey Tunnel Exit

HB920170
New Jersey Tunnel, Looking East

HB920171
New Jersey Tunnel, Looking East, Closer View

HB920172
North Tunnel, Pump Room Located Under New York Side Hudson River Ventilation Building

HB920173
North Tunnel, Middle Pump Room, Located At Center (lowest Point) Of Tunnel

HB920174
North Tunnel, Middle Pump Room, Detail Of Pump

HB920175
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, West Side

HB920176
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, Entrance

HB920177
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, Entrance Entablature

HB920178
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, Traffic Monitoring Room

HB920179
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, Main Control Room For All Ventilation, Mechanical, And Electrical Systems

HB920180
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, Detail Showing Main Control Room Panels

HB920181
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, Close-up Of Control Room Panels For New York (side) River Building

HB920182
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, Emergency Vehicle Used For Pushing, Hauling, And Evacuating, Front And Side View

HB920183
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, Emergency Vehicle, Side View

HB920184
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, Tile Cleaning Truck

HB920185
Headquarters And Maintenance Building, Tile Cleaning Truck

HB920186
Circuit Breaker Panel, Location Unknown


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Item Title


Location
Beneath Hudson River between New York & Jersey Cit, New York, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-161
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
National Register Number: 93001619
Part of building/structure is in Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ.
Significance: The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) jointly designated, on May 2, 1984, the Holland Tunnel as an engineering landmark "... in recognition of several engineering firsts: an unprecedented tunnel ventilation system and construction of the longest underwater vehicular tunnel and the largest tube in diameter -- 29.5-foot diameter twin tubes -- at the time of completion." (Quoted from ASME/ASCE press release, May 2, 1984). According to the ASME and ASCE, every subsequent vehicular tunnel has used a ventilation system based on the one developed for the Holland Tunnel.

Subjects
Tunnels


Related Names
Holland, Clifford
Freeman, Milton
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Lebovich, Bill, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING SOUTH SIDE
2. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING SOUTH SIDE, ENTRANCE
3. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING SOUTH AND WEST SIDES
4. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING NORTH AND WEST SIDES
5. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING NORTH SIDE, LOWER STORES
6. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING THIRD FLOOR, DETAIL OF BLOWERS
7. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING FOURTH FLOOR, DETAIL OF TWO NORTH TUNNEL BLOWERS, ELEVATOR SHAFT ON LEFT OF PHOTOGRAPH
8. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING, FOURTH FLOOR, DETAIL SHOWING BLOWERS AND MAIN FEEDER STATION
9. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING, 4th FLOOR, DETAIL SHOWING MAIN FEEDER STATION
10. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, DISTRIBUTION AND FAN CONTROL PANEL
11. NEW YORK LAND VENTILATION BUILDING, FLOOR UNKNOWN, AIR CONDITIONING BREAKER PANEL
12. NEW YORK SIDE, HUDSON RIVER VENTILATION BUILDING IN FOREGROUND; NEW JERSEY SIDE, HUDSON RIVEN VENTILATION BUILDING IN BACKGROUND
13. NEW YORK SIDE, HUDSON RIVER VENTILATION BUILDING ACROSS HUDSON RIVER IN BACKGROUND, WITH SOUTH WALL OF NEW JERSEY SIDE OF VENTILATION BUILDING IN FOREGROUND
14. NEW YORK SIDE, HUDSON RIVER VENTILATION BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, NEW MOTOR IN FOREGROUND AND OLDER MOTOR AND BLOWER IN BACKGROUND
15. NEW YORK SIDE, HUDSON RIVER VENTILATION BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, OVERALL VIEW OF BLOWERS
16. NEW JERSEY LAND VENTILATION BUILDING, NORTH SIDE
17. NEW JERSEY LAND VENTILATION BUILDING, EAST AND SOUTH (END) SIDES
18. NEW JERSEY LAND VENTILATION BUILDING, WEST SIDE
19. NEW JERSEY LAND VENTILATION BUILDING, DOOR PROBABLY WEST SIDE
20. NEW YORK TUNNEL ENTRANCE
21. NEW YORK TUNNEL ENTRANCE, DETAIL SNOWING BUST OF CLIFFORD MILBURN HOLLAND
22. NEW YORK TUNNEL, AIR SUPPLY DUCT BENEATH ROADWAY
23. NEW JERSEY TUNNEL ENTRANCE, TOLL BOOTH
24. NEW JERSEY TUNNEL, HEIGHT BARRIER
25. NEW JERSEY TUNNEL ENTRANCE, CLOSER VIEW
26. NEW JERSEY TUNNEL EXIT
27. NEW JERSEY TUNNEL, LOOKING EAST
28. NEW JERSEY TUNNEL, LOOKING EAST, CLOSER VIEW
29. NORTH TUNNEL, PUMP ROOM LOCATED UNDER NEW YORK SIDE HUDSON RIVER VENTILATION BUILDING
30. NORTH TUNNEL, MIDDLE PUMP ROOM, LOCATED AT CENTER (LOWEST POINT) OF TUNNEL
31. NORTH TUNNEL, MIDDLE PUMP ROOM, DETAIL OF PUMP
32. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, WEST SIDE
33. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, ENTRANCE
34. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, ENTRANCE ENTABLATURE
35. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, TRAFFIC MONITORING ROOM
36. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, MAIN CONTROL ROOM FOR ALL VENTILATION, MECHANICAL, AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
37. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, DETAIL SHOWING MAIN CONTROL ROOM PANELS
38. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, CLOSE-UP OF CONTROL ROOM PANELS FOR NEW YORK (SIDE) RIVER BUILDING
39. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, EMERGENCY VEHICLE USED FOR PUSHING, HAULING, AND EVACUATING, FRONT AND SIDE VIEW
40. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, EMERGENCY VEHICLE, SIDE VIEW
41. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, TILE CLEANING TRUCK
42. HEADQUARTERS AND MAINTENANCE BUILDING, TILE CLEANING TRUCK
43. CIRCUIT BREAKER PANEL, LOCATION UNKNOWN


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