The rise and fall of Penn Station
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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
ContentsA monument for the ages
Railroads and real estate
Building the tunnels
Designing the station
Opening Penn Station
Destruction and legacy.
Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.)
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
|Other Titles|| American experience (Television program)
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.
Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Cinematography, Stephen McCarthy, Jason Longo ; editor, Sabrina Zanella-Foresi ; original music, John Kusiak, P. Andrew Willis.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
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.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.