William Parsons

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Constructing New York's First Subway
01:23 — Construction on New York's Interborough Rapid Transit, or IRT, began in 1900. William Parsons, the project s chief engineer, used a variety of techniq (more…)
Engineering in the Late 19th Century
01:07 — Engineer William Parsons wrote, 'Of all human activities, engineering is the one that enters most into our lives.' Parsons was the Interborough Rapid (more…)
Danger in the Tunnels
00:20 — One of the most dangerous sections on the Interborough Rapid Transit's route was assigned to a subcontractor, Ira Shaler, who was also a friend of chi (more…)


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