Robert Moses and the New York City Highways
This paper discusses Robert Moses and his remarkable ability to garner power and positions for his massive public works projects. It examines his abiity to obtain funding and his relationship with governmetn at the city, state, and federal levels. The never-finished Lower Manhattan Expressway is discussed, and the controversy surrounding Moses' approaches.
Robert Moses and the New York City Highways One of the most polarizing and controversial figures in Americanhistory is urban planner Robert Moses... more
Robert Moses and the New York City Highways One of the most polarizing and controversial figures in Americanhistory is urban planner Robert Moses Jeffrey Pfeffer in his bookManaging with Power notes that Moses was included in Life magazine's listof the most influential people in the twentieth century along withRoosevelt Churchill Gandhi and Einstein Pfeffer states I suspectthat if I asked you to choose a position in which you could wield enormouspower you would probably not pick the job of parks commissioner butRobert