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One of the most influential shapers of the urban form during the middle of the twentieth century was Robert Moses. His influence led to the construction of freeways across New York state and also helped lead to the demise of several transit lines in New York City. Many of the projects he championed are still integral parts of our transportation infrastructure, including the Triborough Bridge. In challenge to his critics, he charged: "if the ends don't justify the means, what does?"