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The New York City That Never Was

    the new york city that never was

    Some men like to dream big. In 1911, Dr T. Kennard Thomson wanted to expand New York City by 50 square miles. He wanted to fill neighboring waters with soil. Big dreams involve big money. The estimation of the project would cost between $50-100 million in 1916 terms. At the time, they had small pockets, the grand scale project like this never materialized.