The rise and fall of Penn Station

Format: DVD 2014
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) NA6313.N4 R57 2014x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
 
Call Number  (DVD) NA6313.N4 R57 2014x
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport DVD Non-Fiction DVD 385.314 R492
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  DVD Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  DVD 385.314 R492
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual DVD RIS
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  DVD RIS
 
 
Summary
The story of New York's Pennsylvania Station, which opened to the public in 1910. One of the greatest architectural and engineering achievements of its time, it covered nearly eight acres and required the construction of 16 miles of underground tunnels. It closed its doors some 50 years later, giving way to Madison Square Garden, a high-rise office building and sports complex. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Contents
A monument for the ages
Railroads and real estate
Building the tunnels
Designing the station
Opening Penn Station
Destruction and legacy.

Additional Information
Subjects Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Pennsylvania Railroad -- History.
McKim, Mead & White.
Railroad stations -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Railroads -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- History.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [Alexandria, Virginia] :PBS,2014
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles American experience (Television program)
Conquering Gotham.
Contributors MacLowry, Randall, producer, director, screenwriter.
Murphy, Michael, 1938- narrator.
Jonnes, Jill, 1952- Conquering Gotham.
American Experience Films, production company.
Film Posse (Firm), production company.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), sponsoring body.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher, broadcaster.
PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor.
Participants/Performers Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Other Contributors Cinematography, Stephen McCarthy, Jason Longo ; editor, Sabrina Zanella-Foresi ; original music, John Kusiak, P. Andrew Willis.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Originally broadcast in 2014 as an episode of the PBS television series: American Experience.
Based in part on the book Conquering Gotham: building Penn Station and its tunnels by Jill Jonnes.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Description 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781608830503
1608830500
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