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Guide to the Architect & Engineer Collection
circa 1790-1989
  PR 3

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Susan Benz

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 09, 2021
The finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Online finding aid revised and updated 2020

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New York State Bridge & Tunnel Commission and New Jersey Bridge & Tunnel Commission, 20 items (PR 3-241), 1923-1924

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Purchased at Swann Auction Galleries, 17 November 2016, sale # 2432, lot # 256.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 20 blueprints in one folder related to the construction of the Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel (i.e., Holland Tunnel). All relate to Contract No. 5. All marked as void or superseded. Both north and south tunnels are represented in the plans. Plan content includes: location of north tunnel service pipe, electrical conduit system, splicing chamber, niches and manholes, north and south tunnel longitudinal section & invert plan, column & girder schedules for the New York land ventilation building, upper duct floor and roof plans, interior details, concrete details, air measurement apparatus, an roadway floor and roof plans.

Processing Information Note

This series was processed and added to the collection by archivist Larry Weimer in August 2017. Conservation work (flattening of plans) was done by conservator Alan Balicki, August 2017.

Related Archival Materials Note

Other related material at N-YHS includes the Holland Tunnel Construction Photographs and Reports (PR 332).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: PR 3-241 Folder : 1 Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel [Holland Tunnel]
1923-1924

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