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In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad successfully accomplished an enormous engineering feat knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States by building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and eventually to New England. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station.
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The Rise & Fall of Penn Station DVD (2014)
Sam (New York, NY) on 2014-02-21 20:17:54.
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Wow! Having lived on Long Island in New York for 20 years, I was accustomed to taking the Long Island Railroad into Penn Station several times a week. At that time I knew nothing about the original Penn Station. All it was to me was a brightly lit, long, tunnel-like corridor with pizza places and other fast food stores built in. When I stumbled across pictures of the old Penn, I couldn't believe it. I felt like this was one of the worst tragedies in American architecture. When I learned the full story that this magnificent structure came down in the 1960's it was even harder to understand. I was mad at my fellow New Yorker's, I was mad at Madison Square Garden, I was made at the new Penn Station. It was so sad to me that I didn't want to know any more.