Super-Greater New York

We can still do this. A nice walk to the Statue of Liberty on Landfill Manhattan.

Source of document.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 05, 2018
     Category: Engineering and Construction | Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough | Urban Life | 1910s

Much of Lower Manhattan is built on landfill. There's a map of the growth of Manhattan here:
Posted by ges on 02/05/18 at 09:00 AM
NYC is so strapped for landfill space, a lot of their garbage goes to China. Maybe they should just build the outer retaining walls and use the area as a landfill until it's up to ground level. Installing underground services (subways, sewage lines, etc.) when the area is still open space would save millions.
Posted by Phideaux on 02/05/18 at 02:39 PM
The stuff that goes to China is recyclables, such as metal and glass. Ordinary garbage goes to landfills in various states. All landfills in NYC have been closed and converted to other uses. There's a former landfill between the Belt Parkway and Jamaica Bay that's supposed to be turned into parkland. You can read about it here: As a bonus, there's information about mob hits.
Posted by ges on 02/05/18 at 08:34 PM
Back when people still had grandiose plans...
Posted by Brian on 02/06/18 at 10:11 AM
Seems like it was NYC that hatched a plan to get rid of its sewage by train some years ago. The "Poo-Poo Choo-Choo" traveled all around the South Central U.S. until everybody ...ah... got wind of it and and made it go back where it came from.
Posted by Virtual on 02/06/18 at 12:53 PM
Not unless you hire us Dutch, you won't...

Deus mare fecit, Batavus litora!
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/11/18 at 01:36 PM
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