Marvels of Engineering is proud to bring you The New York Subway. Read about how The New York Subway was built in amazing detail with no facts or information left out. This huge edition is packed full of original photographs and illustrations showing just how The New York Subway was built and explains why it really was a marvel of engineering. Anyone with an interest in The New York Subway or even in engineering as a wider subject matter will love this release. The completion of the rapid transit railroad in the boroughs of Manhattan and The Bronx, which is popularly known as the "Subway," has demonstrated that underground railroads can be built beneath the congested streets of the city, and has made possible in the near future a comprehensive system of subsurface transportation extending throughout the wide territory of Greater New York. In March, 1900, when the Mayor with appropriate ceremonies broke ground at the Borough Hall, in Manhattan, for the new road, there were many well-informed people, including prominent financiers and experienced engineers, who freely prophesied failure for the enterprise, although the contract had been taken by a most capable contractor, and one of the best known banking houses in America had committed itself to finance the undertaking. In looking at the finished road as a completed work, one is apt to wonder why it ever seemed impossible and to forget the difficulties which confronted the builders at the start. Look out for other new releases from Marvels of Engineering throughout 2014.