Friday, August 28, 2009

Mad Architecture

The Old Pennsylvania Station, NYC, 1910-1963, McKim, Mead, and White Architects.

When the original Beaux-Arts station was torn down in 1963 there was such an uproar from the citizens of NYC that the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission was established. The loss of historic architecture to make way for future projects is a double-edge sword, what went up in its place is Madison Square Garden.


Anonymous said...

Penn Station looks beautiful. Hadn't known about this (not a New Yorker)They talked about this on Mad Men - the group that wanted to tear it down to build Madison Square Garden wanted PR so that they wouldn't be bothered by the "beatniks and leftists" protesting the loss of Penn Station. What a shame.

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Why exactly is this architecture mad? In my opinion the station looks quite nice. :)

Martha said...

I was referring to the Mad Men episode.


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