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Digital Discussion: The Evolution of Penn Station
December 12, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree Online Discussion
Before Penn Station was built on the west side of Manhattan, the only way for people to cross the Hudson River was by ferry. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company wanted to provide passengers a direct route to Manhattan from the south and set about to build a grand station occupying eight acres in midtown Manhattan. The original Penn Station opened in 1910 and was considered one of the great architectural works of New York City, as well as an engineering feat for its time.
Join Registrar Chelsea Reil for a digital discussion focused on Penn Station’s evolution from an architectural wonder to the ever-busy station it is today. Learn the ways Penn Station revolutionized long-distance travel in and out New York City and plans to rebuild the station to its original grandeur.
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Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.
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Photo: Pennsylvania Station Exterior, Metro North Collection; New York Transit Museum.