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Re: Question About New York Subway Junctions

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Thu Mar 8 12:17:47 2018, in response to Question About New York Subway Junctions, posted by chicagomotorman on Thu Mar 8 10:59:43 2018.

Unlike Chicago, almost all NYC els were built over streets - not on/over private rights of way. Therefore, very little private property (with or without buildings on them) was required to build or modify them. Probably the biggest acquisition of private property came, when the els were electrified. Substations on what was private property were required.

The biggest conversions for at-grade to flyover junctions took place during the Dual Contracts era. Chatham Square and Bway-Jct come to mind. It will take a bit of research to see, if any private property was involved.

Ironically, subway construction involved a lot more private property acquisition on built up land. Most notable was construction of the 8th Ave Subway. A lot of buildings were demolished for extending 6th Ave from W 3rd St (its original origin) to Franklin St. and widening Houston and Church Streets.


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