Report on an Investigation of the Tunnels of the Rapid Transit Railroad in Park Avenue, N.Y.
New York: 1902. ,58pp. plus five plates (three folding). Folio. Original black publisher's cloth, cover gilt. Light wear and soiling to covers. Internally clean. Very good. Item #1832
"Prepared by the committee representing property owners of Park Avenue and Vicinity." Report stemming from several incidents of detrimental blasting and tunnel collapse in the subway routes along Park Avenue in early 1901, resulting in damage to several properties. The report includes geological information, numerous engineering and technical details, and several large folding plates showing the route of the tunnels along Park Avenue delineating ownership of the various properties along the street. An interesting piece of New York City Subway history. We locate five copies in OCLC -- New York Historical Society, New York Public Library, the Huntington, Princeton, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.