Not In My Back Highway! Inside the Fight to Rebuild the BQE in Brooklyn Heights

Mayor Bill de Blasio, weighing the demands of Brooklyn Heights residents against the needs of interstate drivers, opted to convene an expert panel last April to study the cantilever and decide what should be done. The 17-member panel featured engineers, business leaders and architects, including New York Building Congress President Carlo Scissura, Municipal Arts Society President Elizabeth Goldstein, Regional Plan Association President Tom Wright, NYU engineering professor Kaan Ozbay, and Benjamin Prosky, the executive director of the American Institute of Architects New York chapter.

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