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In order for the family to move to New York City, he sold his real estate holdings and store and retired from business for the rest of his life. Robert Moses and his brother Paul attended several schools for their elementary and secondary education, including the Dwight School and the Mohegan Lake School, a military academy near Peekskill.
A committed idealisthe developed several plans to rid New York of patronage hiring practices, including being the lead author of a proposal to reorganize the New York state government. None went very far, but Moses, due to his intelligence, caught the notice of Belle Moskowitza friend and trusted advisor to Governor Al Smith.
During that period Moses began his first foray into large scale public work initiatives, while drawing on Smith's political power to enact legislation. Roosevelt's New Deal federal government. Moses also received numerous commissions that he carried out extraordinarily well, such as the development of Jones Beach State Park.
Displaying a strong command of law as well as matters of engineeringMoses became known for his skill in drafting legislation, and was called "the best bill drafter in Albany ". Roosevelt's inauguration inthe federal government found itself with millions of New Deal dollars to spend, yet states and cities had few projects ready.
Moses was one of the few local officials who had projects shovel ready. Moses was a great political talent who demonstrated great skill when constructing his roads, bridges, playground, parks, and house projects.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. November Learn how and when to remove this template message During the s, Moses sparred with Franklin D. Rooseveltthen head of the Taconic State Park Commission, who favored the prompt construction of a parkway through the Hudson Valley.
It was the first fully divided limited access highway in the world. A 'Reconstruction Commission' headed by Moses produced a highly influential report that provided recommendations that would largely be adopted, including the consolidation of existing agencies under eighteen departments, a new executive budget system, and the four-year term limit for the governorship.
La Guardiawas responsible for the construction of ten gigantic swimming pools under the WPA Program. Combined, they could accommodate 66, swimmers. Kennedy Memorial Bridge opened inconnecting the BronxManhattanand Queens via three separate spans.
Language in its Authority's bond contracts and multi-year Commissioner appointments made it largely impervious to pressure from mayors and governors. While New York City and New York State were perpetually strapped for money, the bridge's toll revenues amounted to tens of millions of dollars a year.
The Authority was thus able to raise hundreds of millions of dollars by selling bonds, a method also used by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey  to fund large public construction projects. Toll revenues rose quickly as traffic on the bridges exceeded all projections.
Rather than pay off the bonds, Moses used the revenue to build other toll projects, a cycle that would feed on itself.
Bridges can be wider and cheaper to build, but taller and longer bridges use more ramp space at landfall than tunnels do. More traffic meant more tollswhich to Moses meant more money for public improvements.
He also clashed with chief engineer of the project, Ole Singstadwho preferred a tunnel instead of a bridge. President Roosevelt ordered the War Department to assert that bombing a bridge in that location would block East River access to the Brooklyn Navy Yard upstream.
This was in apparent retaliation, based on specious claims that the proposed tunnel would undermine Castle Clinton's foundation. He also attempted to raze Castle Clinton itself, the historic fort surviving only after being transferred to the federal government.
Carey Tunnela tunnel connecting Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan. A publication from the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority claimed that the government had forced them to build a tunnel at "twice the cost, twice the operating fees, twice the difficulty to engineer, and half the traffic," although engineering studies did not support these conclusions, and a tunnel may have held many of the advantages Moses publicly tried to attach to the bridge option.
The Secretariat Building is on the left and the General Assembly building is the low structure to the right of the tower.
Moses's power increased after World War II after Mayor LaGuardia retired and a series of successors consented to almost all of his proposals. Moses was also given powers over public housing that had eluded him under LaGuardia.
When O'Dwyer was forced to resign in disgrace and was succeeded by Vincent R. ImpellitteriMoses was able to assume even greater behind-the-scenes control over infrastructure projects. Moses was also empowered as the sole authority to negotiate in Washington for New York City projects.
Byhe had overseen construction of 28, apartment units on hundreds of acres of land. In clearing the land for high-rises in accordance with the towers in the park concept, which at that time was seen as innovative and beneficial by leaving more grassy areas between high-rises, Moses sometimes destroyed almost as many housing units as he built.
Federal interest had shifted from parkway to freeway systems, and the new roads mostly conformed to the new vision, lacking the landscaping or the commercial traffic restrictions of the pre-war highways.
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