Tom Scott – There’s A Bit of England In New York, Literally
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I’m in Bristol, a port town in the South West of England. See this plaque. Remember this plaque. It’s going to be important in a minute because what this plaque and its counterpart commemorate is the fact that there is very literally a bit of this city in New York.
Same plaque, different location, here at Waterside Plaza in New York. See here on the East River is a lot of landfill. Originally this whole section was a bit further away from the water. But in World War II American supply ships went to Bristol, found that it was almost completely bombed out and well they needed something to weigh them down on the way back across the Atlantic. So they literally took the rubble, the stone, the brick of bombed-out Bristol, loaded it on to their ships, took it back here, and then just dumped it in the East River.
This little bump on the map, right here. This entire housing development which has the same 60s and the 70s squared brick architectures as Bristol because they were built at the same time. This development here and for a few streets either way is literally built on the rubble of Bristol. I am standing on a bit of England here in New York City, Something you might not have known.
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