Penn Station

The demolition of Penn Station’s original structure in 1963 is one of the most contested acts in preservation history. Check out what the Regional Plan Association and the Municipal Art Society have planned to fight the renewal of the current building’s special land-use permit. As Michael Kimmelman wrote: “Next to never does a city have an opportunity to rectify a mistake as colossal as Penn Station. Ambitious political leaders should seize this moment.”

The waiting room at Penn Station in 1911.

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