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Henry Hudson Parkway, Extending 11.2 miles from West 72nd Street to Bron, New York, New York County, NY



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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-334
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: The Henry Hudson Parkway represents an important achievement in the fields of transportation, landscape architecture, and community and regional planning. It is also significant for its association with the evolving social, cultural and economic changes that transformed America into the premier automobile nation. Robert Moses and his engineers conceived and constructed the Henry Hudson Parkway during the height of the American parkways movement; as such, its design fulfilled the ideals of "parkway" as "a park with a road." The road took advantage of natural and man-made terrain, offered easy access to recreational areas, passed through pleasant urban and suburban landscapes, and presented the magnificent scenery of the Hudson River. The parkway was more than a destination; it was also designed to be a free-flowing conduit between the metropolis and outlying suburbia. In this respect, the parkway presage the era of post-World War II highways engineered primarily for transportation efficiency. The Henry Hudson Parkway is a milestone in roadway design, displaying in its conception and execution a unity of aesthetics and engineering.

Subjects
Recreation
Transportation
Parkways


Related Names
Henry Hudson Parkway Authority
Moses, Robert
Praeger, Emil H.
Loyd, Clinton F.
New York City Department Of Parks
Latham, William H.
Stutts, Matthew, Field Team


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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