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The plan, crafted by longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Mark Baker, would create an “aboveground tunnel” by relocating the BQE to a new, expanded road on Furman Street and then deck over the structure to connect the lowest level of the triple cantilever to the waterfront park. The new expressway would be encased bp gas prices columbus ohio in a “box-like” structure equipped with technology to filter fumes from some 153,000 vehicles driving on the road each day.

“I’m saying why don’t we take this historic structure that Robert Moses created, the triple cantilever, and historically reuse it as linear parks?” said Baker, who was once the chairman of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s board of directors and also helped create New York Water Taxi. “If I suggested that to you ten years ago you might have thought I was crazy, but with the success of the High pictures electricity pylons Line, I think New Yorkers can see that it’s in everybody’s interest to take these unused transportation structures gas up yr hearse and turn them into parks.”

It’s the latest in a string of alternatives to the city’s pair of contested proposals to rebuild a 1.5-mile span of the highway between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street. The city’s plans would temporarily tear down the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in years-long construction projects—one would replace the esplanade with a temporary, elevated expressway practically on Brooklyn Heights residents’ doorstep. Baker doesn’t have a timeline or price tag estimate for his plan but believes it will be “much shorter and much cheaper,” he said.

To build the new road under the so-called tri-line plan, a strip of parking between Brooklyn Bridge Park and Furman Street would likely need to be eliminated to place three lanes of traffic in either direction on the street. The structure boxing in the expressway would include a system to help electricity electricity schoolhouse rock filter exhaust from vehicles. One method Baker looked at, for instance, could involve a device known as an electrostatic precipitator, which uses an electric charge to eliminate particulate matter.

Most importantly electricity electricity song, the plan wouldn’t shutter the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and would eliminate the “agony” of temporary highways during construction, says Baker. (The city says the promenade would eventually need repairs of its own even if it’s not touched during the reconstruction.) The lower tiers of the triple cantilever would be transformed into miles of green space and would ag gaston birmingham 120 actually connect with the Promenade and the sweeping new acreage of Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to Baker. And he believes builders could get creative with how they link the spaces.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, which operates the park, did not immediately return requests for comment. Baker is in the process of preparing his plan for submission to the city’s Department of Transportation, which says it is in the midst of a “thorough review process that will look at range of options,” according to Alana Morales, a DOT spokesperson.

Comptroller Scott Stringer has suggested a similar plan that isn’t quite as bold as Baker’s, but is equally ambitious in pushing for new greenery in place of gritty roadways. Stringer’s vision would convert the triple cantilever and the Cobble Hill trench—a depression of the BQE electricity vs magnetism venn diagram that runs from Congress Street to Hamilton Avenue—into a truck-only highway topped with a nearly two-mile-long linear park.