New York: The End of the Road

The End of the Road

After more than a decade of political debate, court battles and environmental disputes, New York officials last week finally gave up on Westway, the $2.3 billion, six-lane extravaganza proposed to replace a decayed section of Manhattan's West Side Highway. The project was to have been built through 169 acres of landfill in the Hudson River, with real estate development and a park on top. It had the support of New York's major politicians, builders and newspapers. But a number of vocal and tenacious critics called the project environmentally unsound and a waste of money. Westway's major roadblock was Federal Judge Thomas...

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