Quirky Spot: Ingraham’s Mountain


Ever wonder what happens to the dirt and material that’s extracted when excavating a tunnel? Well within LaGuardia Airport’s leasehold is a man-made topographic feature that was once up to 86 feet high (similar in height to an 8-story building) called Ingraham’s Mountain. The “mountain” was made from the excavated material during the construction of the third tube of the Lincoln Tunnel in 1936. The mountain was reshaped in the last few years to become a parking facility for LaGuardia Airport staff, reducing its height from 20 to 30 feet. You will now see buses frequently plying the streets between the airport and Ingraham’s Mountain. The bizarre Ingraham’s Mountain will be demolished during the upcoming renovations due in LaGuardia.

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