Pop-Up Robert Moses Exhibit about LOMEX Opens on Lower East Side

LOMEX-Lower Manhattan Expressway-Robert Moses-NYCProposal for the Lower Manhattan Expressway (LOMEX) that would connect the East and Hudson River crossings via Library of Congress.

As part of Lower East Side History Month, a condensed pop-up version of the exhibit about the never-built Lower Manhattan ExpresswayIn the Shadow of the Highway: Robert Moses’ Expressway and the Battle for Downtown, will be at the miLES – Allen Street Storefront until May 15th. If you missed the first installation at the NYC Department of Records building, now is your chance to see it. The exhibit, which includes video, renderings and artifacts, will even include the recreation of the LOMEX that you can walk under.

Municipal Archives Building Exhibit-In the Shadow of the Highway- Robert Moses' Expressway and the Battle for Downtown-NYC_12In the Shadow of the Highway: Robert Moses’ Expressway and the Battle for Downtown when it was located at the NYC Department of Records

Somewhat unfathomable to us today, the LOMEX would have been a 10-lane elevated highway going through the Lower East Side, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Village and SoHo.Today is the opening reception of the exhibit and there will be a guided tour of the exhibit with curator Noah Fuller tonight at 6pm and on May 14th.

Read more about the LOMEX here and about Robert Moses’ other plans for NYC.

 LOMEX, Lower East Side, miLES, robert moses

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