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First Avenue Underpass

 
 
First Avenue Underpass plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2016
1. First Avenue Underpass plaque
Inscription.  
Constructed in 1950-1952 by the City of New York for the improvement of the United Nations site

Vincent R. Impellitteri
Mayor
Robert Moses
City Construction Co-ordinator
Robert F. Wagner Jr.
President • Borough of Manhattan
Charles S. Hand • Warren Moscow
Commissioner of Borough Works • Commissioner of Borough Works
Died 1952
Anthony J. Donarco • Arthur C. Ford
Chief Engineer • Consulting Engineer
Harry W. Levy
Deputy Chief Engineer
Andrews, Clark & Buckley
Parsons, Brinkerhoff, Hall & Macdonald
Consulting Engineers
Del Balso Construction Corporation
Contractors
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 40° 44.91′ N, 73° 58.229′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on First Avenue north of East 41st Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Trygve Lie Plaza, New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trygve Lie Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Trygve Halvdan Lie
First Avenue Underpass plaque site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 13, 2021
2. First Avenue Underpass plaque site
Towards the south end of Trygve Lie Plaza.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bayard Rustin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tudor City Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peace Form One (about 400 feet away); John Ferguson McKean (about 400 feet away); Ford Foundation Building (about 600 feet away); New York Daily News Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding First Avenue Underpass.
The tunnel's main function was to keep traffic flowing on First Avenue when the local streets were closed during U.N. sessions. Now, all traffic is in the area is frozen when that happens, so it's just another way uptown.
 
Also see . . .  ROBERT MOSES and Tudor City. Tudor City Confidential entry (Submitted on January 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
First Avenue Underpass image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2016
3. First Avenue Underpass
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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