Norman Ritter

  • Interstate 87

    The bulldozers can now be seen out in force along Chestnut Ridge, near Bedford in New York’s Westchester County, and this means that the cement mixers and asphalt trucks cannot be far behind. In this one of the many stories that can be told about scores of embattled and divided American communities, Mr. Ritter writes another chapter in the unfolding record of a nation’s compulsion to become a continent of concrete and monoxide. The author, a former correspondent and editor for LIFE, is now director of the Development Projects Division of General Learning Corporation.