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    Risse died at the age of 74 in the Bronx, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. Media Gallery. Born in Saint-Avold, France, Risse graduated from a Christian Brothers school with high honors, immigrating to the United States in 1868 at the age of seventeen and settling in the Bronx.

  2. Mar 18, 2009 · Conceived in 1890 as a way of connecting Manhattan to the northern Bronx, the Grand Concourse was designed by Louis Aloys Risse, an Alsatian-born engineer, and opened in November 1909. To...

  3. Risse, Louis Aloys, 1896-1903 (Chief Top Engineer and Engineer of Concourse, City of New York Commissioner of Street Improvements [and later] Chief Topographical Engineer, Board of Public Improvements, City of New York Topographical Bureau, New York, New York) [ANS Chapman brothers business correspondence] Bookreader Item Preview

  4. The roadway’s designer, Louis Aloys Risse, was a French immigrant who had previously worked for the New York Central Railroad. He envisioned the Grand Concourse as New York’s version of the Champs-Élysées—only longer—and the project would span 180 feet across, with bicycle paths, pedestrian sidewalks and three distinct roadways split ...

  5. A French immigrant and life-long civil servant by the name of Louis Aloys Risse was named its Chief Engineer. Risse, who spoke little English and had moved to The Bronx from his native St. Avoid, near the Franco-German border, was a visionary whose ideas earned him the moniker “crazy Frenchman.”

  6. Sep 18, 2013 · The Grand Concourse is a major thoroughfare in the Bronx that spans more than four miles in the western part of the borough. It was conceived in 1890 by Louis Aloys Risse, a French immigrant...

  7. The Grand Concourse was designed by Louis Aloys Risse, an immigrant from Saint-Avold, Lorraine, France. Risse first conceived of the road in 1890, and the Concourse was built between 1894 and 1909, with an additional extension in 1927.

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