9780813572505-0813572509-Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject (Rivergate Regionals Collection)

Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject (Rivergate Regionals Collection)

ISBN-13: 9780813572505
ISBN-10: 0813572509
Edition: Revised, Updated ed.
Author: Plotch, Philip Mark
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 292 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813572505
ISBN-10: 0813572509
Edition: Revised, Updated ed.
Author: Plotch, Philip Mark
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 292 pages

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Acknowledged authors Plotch, Philip Mark wrote Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject (Rivergate Regionals Collection) comprising 292 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813572509 and 9780813572505. Since then Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject (Rivergate Regionals Collection) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner of the 2015 American Planning Association New York Metro Chapter Journalism Award

The State of New York is now building one of the world’s longest, widest, and most expensive bridges—the new Tappan Zee Bridge—stretching more than three miles across the Hudson River, approximately thirteen miles north of New York City. In Politics Across the Hudson, urban planner Philip Plotch offers a behind-the-scenes look at three decades of contentious planning and politics centered around this bridge, recently renamed for Governor Mario M. Cuomo, the state's governor from 1983 to 1994. He reveals valuable lessons for those trying to tackle complex public policies while also confirming our worst fears about government dysfunction. Drawing on his extensive experience planning megaprojects, interviews with more than a hundred key figures—including governors, agency heads, engineers, civic advocates, and business leaders—and extraordinary access to internal government records, Plotch tells a compelling story of high-stakes battles between powerful players in the public, private, and civic sectors. He reveals how state officials abandoned viable options, squandered hundreds of millions of dollars, forfeited more than three billion dollars in federal funds, and missed out on important opportunities. Faced with the public’s unrealistic expectations, no one could identify a practical solution to a vexing problem, a dilemma that led three governors to study various alternatives rather than disappoint key constituencies. This revised and updated edition includes a new epilogue and more photographs, and continues where Robert Caro’s The Power Broker left off and illuminates the power struggles involved in building New York’s first major new bridge since the Robert Moses era. Plotch describes how one governor, Andrew Cuomo, shrewdly overcame the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of onerous environmental regulations, vehement community opposition, insufficient funding, interagency battles, and overly optimistic expectations...

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