Croton Aqueduct


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Croton Aqueduct

(krō`tən), 38 mi (61 km) long, SE N.Y., carrying water from the Croton River basin to New York City; built 1837–42. It was one of the earliest modern aqueducts in the United States. Water impounded by New Croton Dam (completed 1905) is channeled S to the Bronx, for most of its length in a covered trench along the surface. Water is carried over the Harlem River into Manhattan by Highbridge, a Roman-type aqueduct bridge. New Croton Aqueduct (built 1885–91), 30.5 mi (49 km) long, supplements the flow of Croton Aqueduct. Deep underground tunnels, including one under the Harlem River, channel water from this aqueduct to New York City.
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A number of projects implicitly question the specious conflation of panoramic vision with knowledge by calling attention to the urban areas that remain hidden from view: from The Croton Aqueduct Development Studies, 1992-95, by the collaborative RAAUm, which explores the vast, largely underground infrastructure for water supply, to Camilo Jose Vergara's decidedly more local intervention, a photodocumentation of the deliberately abandoned-looking facades of inner-city methadone clinics.
This continued despite the opening of the Croton Aqueduct system, which began distributing fresh water to the city in 1842.
The city has finally given the green light to reopen the landmarked High Bridge--the legendary granite arched bridge built as part of the Croton Aqueduct system at the turn of the century--following a detailed feasibility study.
Its grand scale, which stretched 1,200 s/f from end to end, was intended to celebrate the remarkable achievement of the Croton Aqueduct system, which brought clean water to a burgeoning city where people had been dying of water-borne diseases such as pestilence, and fires had run rampant.
Offering panoramic Hudson River views just 13-miles from Manhattan, Greystone on Hudson is nestled between Lyndhurst Castle and the Old Croton Aqueduct Park.
Other new, notable sites include the Old Croton Aqueduct, the TWA Terminal, a midnight tour of Times Square, the last New York townhouse designed by architect Paul Rudolph, the studio of fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, as well as popular 2003 sites such as the Pratt Institute Power Plant and Grand Lodge of Masons.
Out of use since the 1990s, The Gatehouse is a designated NYC landmark originally built in the 1880s as the principal delivery point for distributing Croton Aqueduct water to most of Manhattan.