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Thread: The gantry of the float bridge of New York Central Railroad

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    Don't know if anybody noticed but walking past the float bridge, someone has dismantled and taken a great deal of it away. It was a remarkable, beautiful and naturally graceful work of art and history, even though created by age, neglect and fire. Ironic that people who complained about it as ugly live in the Trump Condos lining the Westside Drive. Now aren't those buildings a work of art. Sooner or later, NYC will be Trump, Starbucks, and Duane Reade turning it into a faceless city without soul and individuality.

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    That really stinks, the float bridge ruins gave the area character

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    The story of the dismantling from the Riverside Park South thread:

    Remnants of an Industrial Past, Now Gone

    “It is not possible to stabilize or preserve Pier D in its current condition,” Vickie Karp, a parks department spokeswoman, said of the larger of the two structures. “It is being removed before it collapses into the Hudson River, causing a hazard to navigation. It is prudent to remove it now, while the funding is in place and work is ongoing in the surrounding area, before any such collapse occurs.”

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    Are we talking about the gantry (it was there a month ago) or Pier D, which was removed?

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    You're right, as far as I know the Gantry is still there. Pier D came down. (Late night last night, sorry for the confusing post)

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