Posted March 07, 2019 11:00:00 A new mountain range illustration of New York’s skyline will be unveiled Tuesday, with a city commission deciding on a final design for the iconic feature.
The mountain range of Mount Rushmoor is located on the northern edge of the city, at a point that is nearly two miles (3 kilometers) from the Brooklyn Bridge and about one-third the height of Manhattan.
The city was planning to build a new pedestrian mall there, but then the city received a $100 million federal grant to replace the existing mall with an 885-foot-tall mountain range, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
The city commission will vote on a design that will be approved by a public hearing March 10 and put up for public comment in April.
If approved, the commission would decide whether to use it for the new mall, a project that would require a public vote.
The $100 billion project is the second major city project to be announced since Donald Trump took office.
In January, the city unveiled plans to install a new bridge over the Hudson River that would connect the East River to Manhattan, but that project fell through when the city failed to secure enough money.