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18th-Century ship hull found at WTC site

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Apparently it was used as fill material in the development of Manhattan

  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    The USS Diversity?
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    LMAO. If they dig deeper, they'll find more artifacts.
  4. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Are you sure it's not the Black Rock? <Sorry ... just missing "Lost">
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Be careful of any of One-Eyed Willie's booty traps.
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    And all this time we thought Astoria was in Oregon.

    Who knew they were referring to the Waldorf-Astoria?
  7. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Both named for the same Astor family. JOhn Jacob Astor made the family fortune in furs and opium (among other things). Astoria, Oregon was his outlet on the Pacific coast. His grandson was one of the founders of the hotel (later died on the Titanic)

    Astoria, Queens was an attempt by the city (or some developer) to entice the Astor family to move there. Never did, but they built a nifty film studio there.

    Much of Manhattan is built on fill. Most of the west side, including the Highway, WTC area and around the tip. Most of it was garbage. People just threw their junk out for the fill.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    All of the World Financial Center & Battery Park City is fill -- mostly from the WTC.

    Kips Bay, Turtle Bay (where the U.N. is) and various other inlets were filled in.

    The growth of Manhattan -- the actual, physical growth -- is a fascinating story.
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