3. There’s a Forgotten Administration Building Next to the Bridge

Robert Moses building

In 1937, the Robert Moses Building, originally called “the Administration Building,” was constructed on Randall’s Island next to the Triborough Bridge. It was designed by Aymar Embury II, the Chief Engineer behind the Triborough Bridge, the Queens Museum building from the 1939 World’s Fair, and the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge.

Although the Administration Building was meant to serve as the center of operations for the bridge, it eventually became office space for Robert Moses and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, which currently oversees seven intrastate toll bridges and two tunnels in New York City. Forgotten NY writes that Moses was chauffeured to the building from Manhattan, as he did not know how to drive himself. As of 1982, drivers could still purchase tokens for the tollbooths from the Administration Building, as reported by the New York Times.