Report of Special Committee Appointed to Examine Into Condition, Affairs and Progress of the New York Central Park: Transmitted to the Legislature January 25, 1861 (Classic Reprint) by New York State Legislature (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from Report of Special Committee Appointed to Examine Into Condition, Affairs and Progress of the New York Central Park: Transmitted to the Legislature January 25, 1861 A plan having been adopted for laying out the Park, the mode of doing the work soon became a matter of interesting discussion in the Board. A preposition to contract the various items of the work to the lowest bidder found but few advocates. It was op. Posed on the ground that the work was very various - one class of work constantly running into and overlapping ather; that the taste and judgment required could t be procured by con tract; and that freedom to adjust the final surface of the work must be unrestrictedly reserved in the Board; that the intricacy of the work did t admit of the specifications being sufficiently complete to hold contractors without giving rise to litigation and expense. The system of city contracting had t accomplished results, even in the most ordinary and simplest sort of work, that should lead the Board to enter upon the same pernicious system that has constantly kept the city in expensive litigation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.