Deck of West 232nd Street overpass, showing wide W beam collision barrier, double-faced wooden guardrail, pedestrian fencing in front of parapet, pedestrian ramp, crosswalk, traffic light, and oversized signage, looking southeast. - Henry Hudson Parkway, Extending 11.2 miles from West 72nd Street to Bronx-Westchester border, New York, New York County, NY
- Henry Hudson Parkway Authority; Moses, Robert; Praeger, Emil H; Loyd, Clinton F; New York City Department of Parks; Latham, William H; New York State Department of Public Works; Darcy, Joseph J; New York Central Systems; Pfau, J W; New York State Department of Transportation; New York City Department of Transportation; New York City Department of Parks and Recreation; Metropolitan Transit Authority; AMTRAK; New York Port Authority; Olmsted, Frederick Law; Olmsted, Frederick Law, Jr; Vaux, Calvert; New York Central Railroad; Hudson River Railroad; Williamson, Francis Stuart; Williamson, George Stuart; Rodgers, J C; Brunner, Arnold; Stoughton, Charles; Stoughton, Arthur; Duboy, Paul; Warren and Wetmore; Bitter, Karl; Zimm, Bruno Louis; Piccirilli, Atilio; Partridge, William Ordway; Horvai, Janos; Jencks, Penelope; Catlett, Elizabeth; Colonial Dames of America; Miller, Julius; McKim, Mead and White; Madigan, Michael F; Hylan, Richard V; Madigan-Hyland; Steinman, David B; Waddell and Hardesty; Waddell, J A; Embury, Aymar, II; Clarke, Gilmore D; Hayden, Arthur G; Immick Company; McAneny, George; Thomas Crimmins Contracting Company; American Bridge Company; Vulcan Rail and Construction Company; Duffy Construction Company; P.T. Cox Construction Company; Del Balso Construction Company; Poirier and McLane Corporation; Walter Kidde Construction Inc; Hoffman and Elias Inc; Bronx Water Works Inc; Arthur Gallow Inc; Louis DiMenna Contracting Company; Nicholas DiMenna and Sons Inc; Karl Koch Erecting Company; Trump, Donald; New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, sponsor; O'Connell, Nancy, project manager; Kitasei, Hilary Hinds, volunteer; Stutts, Matthew, field team; Christianson, Justine, transmitter; Marston, Christopher, project manager; Marston, Christopher, project manager; Kitasei, Hilary, sponsor; Christianson, Justine, transmitter
- Significance: The Henry Hudson Parkway represents an important achievement in the fields of transportation, landscape architecture, and community and regional planning. It is also significant for its association with the evolving social, cultural and economic changes that transformed America into the premier automobile nation. Robert Moses and his engineers conceived and constructed the Henry Hudson Parkway during the height of the American parkways movement; as such, its design fulfilled the ideals of "parkway" as "a park with a road." The road took advantage of natural and man-made terrain, offered easy access to recreational areas, passed through pleasant urban and suburban landscapes, and presented the magnificent scenery of the Hudson River. The parkway was more than a destination; it was also designed to be a free-flowing conduit between the metropolis and outlying suburbia. In this respect, the parkway presage the era of post-World War II highways engineered primarily for transportation efficiency. The Henry Hudson Parkway is a milestone in roadway design, displaying in its conception and execution a unity of aesthetics and engineering.
- Survey number: HAER NY-334
- Building/structure dates: 1934-1937 Initial Construction