Today we explore the rise and fall of New York Cities famous Pennsylvania Station. This station was once one of the most beautiful structures in America, but now – little remains beyond photographs.
Pennsylvania Station was a historic railroad station in New York City, named for the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), its builder and original tenant. The station occupied an 8-acre (3.2 ha) plot bounded by Seventh and Eighth Avenues and 31st and 33rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. As the terminal shared its name with several stations in other cities, it was sometimes called New York Pennsylvania Station, or Penn Station for short.
01:11 – The land acquisition to build Penn Station
04:15 – Penn Stations opening day
05:34 – VIP guests at Pennsylvania Station
05:45 – The expansion of Pennsylvania Station
06:18 – The down fall of Pennsylvania Station
07:32 – The demolition of Pennsylvania Station
09:00 – The construction of Madison Square Garden
10:25 – What artefacts remain of Penn station?
11:38 – What do American’s wear pyjamas to work?
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