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Details for Benchmark: KU3988

N 40° 51.566 W 073° 55.201 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In NEW YORK county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
NEW YORK POWERHOUSE SW STACK
Marker Type:
stack
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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[b]Note: this station was officially designated as destroyed by the NGS on 5/29/2006 based on the documentation I submited.[/b]

The power plant is long gone, although the land is still owned by Consolidated Edison. The area is a grimy industrial zone on the upper Harlem River, and a parking lot now occupies the original site of the power plant. The location is the area southeast of West 201st Street and Ninth Avenue, bounded by the river on the east and the south sides.

[This entry was edited by Papa-Bear-NYC on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 8:31:37 AM.]

[Photos:]
photoKU3988 DESTROYED location, 201st & East River, NYC
The location is still owned by Con Edison, the local power company.
photoKU3988 DESTROYED location, 201st & East River, NYC
View through the fence. A few stray vehicles and some random debris.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1930 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1930 (CAE) STATION IS THE SW OF FOUR LARGE STACKS WHICH RISE FROM THE VERY LARGE POWER HOUSE ON THE W SIDE OF THE HARLEM RIVER A SHORT DISTANCE S OF THE POINT WHERE THAT RIVER TURNS W TO THE HUDSON.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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