The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway has extended been just one of New York City’s most infamous eyesores, but a report introduced Monday sketches out a greater long run for the roadway — and for its surrounding real estate.
The report, which the Metropolis Council introduced with the engineering and design and style company Arup, rejects a strategy to swap the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a temporary highway during reconstruction of a deteriorating area. Instead it calls for a capped highway or a tunnel.
The previous would consist of a road-degree roadway with a deck crafted over it to assistance growing Brooklyn Bridge Park. Estimated charge: $3.2 billion.
The tunnel would be a lot more high priced and a lot more formidable, as it would enable the removal of the BQE in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn