Movement in Midtown
Part of:
  • Van Ginkel Associates Ltd. (creator)
  • Office of the Mayor, City of New York (client)
  • Van Ginkel Associates Ltd. (archive creator)

Movement in Midtown



Level of archival description:
File 52
Extent and medium:
  • 34 textual files
    Because of an important amount of drawings and reprographic copies, no collation was done in 3 out of 12 folders:
    117 reprographic copies (at least)
    93 drawings (at least)
Scope and content:
Circulation study of the Midtown Manhattan area from 34th Street to 63rd Street. A partial closing of Madison Avenue and the creation of a pedestrian mall was proposed to decongest the area; redesign of 48th and 49th Streets; and a system of mid-block pedestrian routes. The study contains a series of reports on parking, trucks, maxicabs, cost projections, the West Side Highway, and Convention center. Among solutions advanced were the design and manufacture of a special minibus [Ginkelvan], the widening of sidewalks, a new east-west subway line, and new parking.
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Materials in this project series were likely arranged by material type when they were first processed at the CCA. Textual records were likely kept in their original order.

New York (City) New York United States

Related units of description:
  • Reference material for this project can also be found in ARCH280044 and ARCH280047.

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