Private Equity's Data Play

Quick: Name New York City’s oldest surviving bridge. The High Bridge, which first crossed the Harlem River in 1848, was built well before its more famous counterparts on the East River to convey the flow of the Croton Aqueduct into the city. Designers of the aqueduct knew they would face an important chokepoint, as the gravity-driven system flowing from a reservoir upstate would somewhere need to cross into Manhattan. The solution was a compromise: Tunneling technology was still too unproven, so

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