The More Important Something Is, The More It Is Hidden Logistical Ecologies of the North American Operational Landscape Exploring the Physicality of the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan Undergrounding Tunnel Beti Jai: The Last Surviving Basque Pelota Historic Fronton in Madrid Space Travel One Wall Away: On Hidden Spaces Blinded by “Delight” Almost There Farhana Revealing Tendencies: Chinese Urbanization & the Floating Population 7 Modes of Counterespionage L.A. Recalculated Archipelagos of Detritus: The Need for a Theory on Spatial Waste Exposed Urbanity Reconciling Infrastructural Artifacts Requiem for the Hidden Track Beyond the Proscenium Wall Sounding Lines Seeing Triborough Visualizing Electromagnetic Fields The Most Modern of Men Preoccupied
This brief visual essay traces the visual identity of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority—the idiosyncratic fiefdom of Robert Moses. The piece pulls apart the heraldry of Triborough’s crest and insignia, and examines the architectural artifacts of its rein (the bridges and tunnels themselves as well as the hidden-away headquarters building on Randall’s Island from which Robert Moses issued orders to mayors and governors). What happens when we examine innocuous logos and bland buildings in comparison to the real human costs of power and dynasty?