Planning for Lower Manhattan: A Report to the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, Inc. INC VOLLMER ASSOCIATES.

Planning for Lower Manhattan: A Report to the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, Inc.

New York: Vollmer Assoc., 1969. Lower Manhattan was David Rockefeller's town. Nelson could have Midtown, and the rest of the state, for that matter, but David Rockefeller ran downtown Manhattan. From 1958 on, his Downtown-Lower Manhattan Commission initiated and oversaw plans for expansion and redevelopment of the business into oblivion. While his unsuccessful quest to build Moses's Lower Manhattan Expressway led indirectly to the rehabilitation of Soho, his more successful efforts--Battery Park City and the WTC--were undeniably beneficial to his neighborhood; he was also an advocate for housing and more residential construction to house the growing population of office workers. This report from Vollmer Assoc. concentrates on transportation, recommended land use, subway and LIRR extension, new construction, and of course more parking. First edition 28 cm; 78 pp.; illustrated from photographs, maps, and folding plans. Owner's name to front cover; else a very good copy in plastic comb-bound wrappers. Item #012560

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