Photo: Caroline Marie Brain for Untapped Cities
The Triborough Bridge Administrative Building
, 1937, architect: Aymar
Embury II. Known since 1989 as the Moses Building. It's on Randall's
Island, on your right just before the Randall's-Ward's Island exit as you
approach Manhattan, but you can't see it.
Robert Moses Building, Metropolitan Transport Authority, www.mta.info,
18 January 2011: "The Robert Moses Building, originally simply called 'the
Administration Building,' was built next to what was then the Triborough
Bridge (now the Robert F. Kennedy) on Randall's Island in 1937. The small
limestone building was meant to be the center of operations for the bridge
but it soon became a major base of operations for the Triborough Bridge and
Tunnel Authority and its former Chairman, Robert Moses. ... The architect
of the 1937 building, Aymar Embury II, was on Chief Engineer Othmar Ammann's
team for many projects including the Triborough and Bronx-Whitestone
in NYC, A Randall's Island Hidden Gem: The Robert Moses Building,
untappedcities.com, 22 September 2017.
- Caro, Robert A., The Power Broker - Robert Moses and the Fall of New
York, Vintage Books (1974), p.634.