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At the end of the summer, we reported
on the story surrounding Governor Cuomo's ambitions to rip down the Tappan Zee Bridge, the span of cement that connects Rockland and Westchester County, and start from fresh. Last time we checked in, Andrew was furious about the Department of Transportation's denial of federal funding for his project. But much
has changed since then: after making room for it in the state budget and filling out environmental impact forms, the Federal Highway Administration signed off on the nearly $5 billion project.
And, now, the fun part: we get to see what the future (or a thin sliver of it above the Bronx) could look like.
You might say that architecture isn't fun, post-modernism is silly, blah, blah, blah. We get it. But, bridges are an essential part of our infrastructure and, whether you're a fan of the City Beautiful movement or not, nice-looking things are, well, nice to look at. So cheer up and check out our (possibly) new and shiny Tappan Zee Bridge.More »