New York: PANYNJ, 1976. Item #013587
The Port Authority’s proposal for a 2.9 mile, two-track aerial loop circling the Lower Manhattan central business district, but most importantly serving the PA’s WTC. Originally proposed in 1971 by the planners Vollmer & Assoc. for David Rockefeller, and promoted for the next 5 years, the project was doomed when the city went broke in 1976. This report was to be submitted to the Urban Mass Transportation Administration’s Downtown People Mover Program in an effort to secure newly available federal funding. Showing proposed routes, models for cars, the elevated structure, etc.; summaries of previous plans; detailed descriptions of the areas served; construction requirements, etc. First edition. 28 cm; approx. 70 pp. printed recto only; illustrated from photographs, plans, and maps. A very good copy in original stapled wrappers.