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the Destruction of Penn Station

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Jeannette Latoria
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2009, 02:28:15 am »

This is what we lost at Penn Station

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2009, 02:34:58 am »



Flanking the Seventh Avenue entrance to Penn Station, two carriageways, modeled after the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, brought passengers to the Main Waiting Room. A passenger taking a Pennsylvania train would ask to be taken the the "Penn side," while passengers who wanted the Long Island Railroad would request the "Long Island side."
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2009, 02:35:50 am »



Pennsylvania Railroad President Alexander Cassatt wanted to give travelers arriving in New York City a preparation before they walked outside. The arcade was a metal-faced boulevard of shops, modeled after the arcades in Milan and Naples. It led to the station's main entrance, a Doric columned vestibule.

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009, 02:39:53 am »



Modeled after the Roman Baths of Caracalla and comparable in size to the nave of St.-Peters in the Vatican, this elegant room was made of travertine marble, a honey-colored stone imported from Tivoli, Italy, that grew lustrous with the human touch. Standing on its pink marble floors, one looked up 150 feet to a coffered, vaulted ceiling.

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