The Rise And Fall Of Pennsylvania Station

Author: Gregory Bilotto
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467105341
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The construction of Pennsylvania Station (1904-1910) was a monumental undertaking equally for the voluminous earth displaced, incredible innovation, and brilliant French-influenced classical architecture, but it also was a quintessential archetype of the Gilded Age. The station reshaped the economic and social fabric of New York by dislodging scores of families and local businesses. It had been built for prestige and grandeur rather than sustainability and prolonged the rivalry with the New York Central and Hudson River Railroads, leading to the creation of Grand Central Terminal. Although the station was successful for increasing passenger journeys, the rise of independent travel after World War II and mounting financial losses culminated with its unfortunate demise and eventual destruction. Nevertheless, through the misfortune of demolition emerged the first historic preservation laws, which have saved countless historic buildings, including its Park Avenue rival.
The Rise and Fall of Pennsylvania Station
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Gregory Bilotto
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-15 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

The construction of Pennsylvania Station (1904-1910) was a monumental undertaking equally for the voluminous earth displaced, incredible innovation, and brilliant French-influenced classical architecture, but it also was a quintessential archetype of the Gilded Age. The station reshaped the economic and social fabric of New York by dislodging scores of families
The Rise and Fall of Pennsylvania Station
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Gregory Bilotto
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-15 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

The construction of Pennsylvania Station (1904-1910) was a monumental undertaking equally for the voluminous earth displaced, incredible innovation, and brilliant French-influenced classical architecture, but it also was a quintessential archetype of the Gilded Age. The station reshaped the economic and social fabric of New York by dislodging scores of families
New York's Original Penn Station
Language: en
Pages: 163
Authors: Paul M Kaplan
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-17 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

The story of the spectacular and much-lamented train terminal whose destruction inspired a new passion for historic preservation. Includes photos. In early twentieth-century New York, few could have imagined a train terminal as grand as Pennsylvania Station. Yet, executives at the Pennsylvania Railroad secretly bought up land in Manhattan's infamous
New York's Original Penn Station
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Paul Kaplan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-11 - Publisher: History Press

In early twentieth-century New York, few could have imagined a train terminal as grandiose as Pennsylvania Station. Yet, executives at the Pennsylvania Railroad secretly bought up land in Manhattan's infamous Tenderloin District to build one of the world's most spectacular monuments. Sandhogs would battle the fiercest of nature to build
New York Underground
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Julia Solis
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-28 - Publisher: Routledge

Did alligators ever really live in New York's sewers? What's it like to explore the old aqueducts beneath the city? How many levels are beneath Grand Central Station? And how exactly did the pneumatic tube system that New York's post offices used to employ work? In this richly illustrated historical