Tag Archives: Holland Tunnel

Late-breaking History: Eugene H. Klingelfuss, Maker of the Holland Tunnel’s First Washing Machine

By Roz Hamlett, Editor The odds are, even if you’re a glassy-eyed New York history geek, you’ve never heard of him. Because the evidence of his signature achievement has lain buried deep in the bottom drawer of an old mahogany … Continue reading

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The Holland Tunnel: the World’s Cleanest Tunnel

Have you ever driven through the Holland Tunnel and wondered how in the world – given all the accumulated grit, grime and soot that exhausts from hundreds upon thousands of cars and trucks – the Port Authority manages to keep … Continue reading

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The Building of the Lincoln Tunnel: Titans’ Work Beneath the Hudson

By Roz Hamlett, Editor In the late 1920s, despite the overwhelming financial success of the Holland Tunnel, traffic congestion in mid-town Manhattan remained a huge problem.  But no one could have aniticipated that the stock market crash in 1929 and … Continue reading

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