Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pennsylvania Station

 Pennsylvania Station designed by McKim, Mead & White c. 1910 between West 31st and West 33rd Streets and 7th and 8th Avenues in New York City.  Click HERE and HERE for more on Pennsylvania Station.

Photos from The New York Architect, 1910.


The Down East Dilettante said...

Just like Catherine Deneuve---just can't be photographed badly

At risk of fufther hyperbole, one cannot say often enough what a masterpiece, and what irreparable loss.

the designers muse said...

Thanks for sharing these photos...It's horrifying that this beautiful majestic building was torn down! For what? It's so sad.

The Devoted Classicist said...

And one has to also consider the contribution that the adjacent Post Office had as well. At least the loss rallied preservation forces so that other landmarks were saved after Penn Station was destroyed.

Anonymous said...


You're not kidding - this place was an absolute treasure. I wish I had been fortunate enough to go through every nook and cranny in it before it was torn down. The sheer immensity of it is just mind-boggling.

Anonymous said...

The only flaw I think in what is an otherwise stunning design is the roofline over the arched windows in the main waiting room. It just looks Jim Walter home to me. I think a matching arch design would have been better, but who knows - it could have been budgetary constraints that drove the decision to go that route.

Lorra said...

Every time Penn Station is featured, I think the same exact thing.

They destroyed this beauty for the monstrosity that replaced it?