The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

Arguably the Greatest Structure in American History

There was no legal way to stop the financially-challenged and poorly-managed Penn Central Railroad from selling this property to save it's own skin. It took four years to tear this building down -- the beautiful marble, granite, steel and glass structure so meticulously designed and crafted -- to make room for the new Madison Square Garden. It was the event which led to the creation of the Landmark Preservation Act which has subsequently saved so many wonderful buildings, including Grand Central Station.

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