Day 649

George Washington Bridge

October 9th, 2013

Referred to by Le Corbusier as "blessed. . . . the only seat of grace in the disordered city", the GW was once the world's longest suspension bridge, with a main span almost twice the length of the previous record-holder's. It lost that title long ago, but it has since earned a new one: it's now, according to the Port Authority, the world's busiest bridge (in terms of vehicle traffic). Under construction just to the left of the Jersey-side tower in Fort Lee is the first of two 47-story residential high-rises that, speaking of superlatives, will be the tallest buildings in Bergen County.

One Comment

  1. Gigi says:

    I don’t think I’d like the view with that looming tower.

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