Where this drained into the upland drain, this was not a problem, but where it entered the lowland drain, it caused difficulties, particularly when Marfleet was tide locked. John Grundy, Jr. was approached to produce plans for the drainage of some 17.19 square miles (44.5 km2) of low-lying land to the east of the River Hull. F.M. If it had been carried out, there would have been a dam put up near the Williamsburg Bridge, as well as at Hell Gate... and an "imposing City Hall" would be placed midway through the thoroughfare. The resident engineer or 'Surveyor' for this part of the work and for the construction of the main drain was Joseph Page, who was paid £80 per year.

Rebuilding the river in a completely new spot because fuck Queens. Pumps capable of pumping 14.5 million cubic feet (410 Ml) per day were installed, resulting in significant savings in the cost of operating the dock. A new theater district would be built, and public schools and playgrounds would surround the civic center.

This "kept" the Harlem & East rivers - but pushed them up (wastefully) into the mainland of LI & south from the Bronx. And of course, they'd have to run a canal straight through the middle of Western Brooklyn and Queens to accommodate shipping — that might have put a crimp in the gentrification of Williamsburg and Long Island City.

Responsibility for the scheme rested with the Trustees of Holderness Drainage from its inception in 1764 until 1930, when a major overhaul of land drainage legislation took place. The engineer William Jessop spent a month investigating the problems, studying some 40 square miles (100 km2), and presented a report in July 1786.

For Holderness Drainage, this provided the benefits of pumping without the cost. On the top level would be five 100-foot boulevards for autos and pedestrians. Would certainly open up for a lot more real estate to be built! The land surveyor Charles Tate produced an engraved plan, and Grundy went to London to steer the bill for the scheme through Parliament. [33], As part of a £28.5 million flood alleviation scheme for Hull, the Environment Agency decided that the East Hull pumping station had reached the end of its life, and that constructing a new pumping station would be more economical than refurbishing it. [11] Once the project got under way, Jessop visited from time to time to check on progress. Photo: Chevy111, CC BY-SA 3.0. [5] Sir Joseph Ashe made some improvements to his Wawne estate, which included cutting the Engine Drain, at the end of which he built two windmills to raise the water into the Hull.

[9] Grundy wrote the final report, completing it on 30 December. Cornog is an American songwriter, singer, self-taught musician, and home-recordist who records under the name East River Pipe.The New York Times describes Cornog as "the Brian Wilson of home recording." Holderness Drainage acted quickly, obtaining an Act of Parliament in 1832, which authorised the construction of a drain to Marfleet, where the outlet sluice (known locally as a clow) could be built at a lower level than previous outlets, thus providing a better gradient for the flow of the water. F.M. Holderness Drain is the main feature of a Land Drainage scheme for the area of Holderness to the east of the River Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. One proposed solution: drain the East River and convert it into a 5-mile system accommodating roadways and the subway, while also providing parking spaces in garages and housing city centers. This is about 100,000 square feet of water near a hypothetical dam . The next change occurred as a result of the Water Resources Act 1963, when the Hull River Board was joined to the Yorkshire Ouse River Board to become the Yorkshire Ouse and Hull River Authority. It would actually make sense to integrate the urban areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Both are massive population centers that do tons of business with each other, which would be much easier without the river dividing them. And midway along the great thoroughfare would be erected an imposing city hall and community center. Sheldon Solow’s empty east side site will gain 3 more condos, biotech office space.