TIL the original Pennsylvania Station (1910–1963) in New York enabled direct rail access to New York City from the south for the first time. It was considered a masterpiece of the Beaux-Arts style and one of the great architectural works of NYC. Its loss galvanized the historic preservation movement

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  1. Penn Station was an absolute masterpiece. It enobled all who entered it. One of my favorite quotes post-destruction is “We used to come in to New York like gods, now we come in like sewer rats”. Theres a great Penn Station documentary from PBS you should watch. Its on Youtube I believe from PBS’s YT channel but watch it.

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