It was the last of the major public works projects that is part of Robert Moses' incomparable resume. At the time it was built, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. It took a mere five years to build, and was opened on November 21, 1964.
Of course, I am talking about the Verrazano Bridge, which turned 45 yesterday.
Think of how pathetic we are now when we have all the advantages of modern technology, and yet we can't build anything. Ever.
The Trade Center- still a hole in the ground-is a travesty.
If you ever think that our society is always moving forward, just remember, everything you see was built by previous generations, and we have dropped the ball when it comes to public works.