News About the New Penn Station
"Loss, Redemption, Renewal: The Moynihan Train Hall"
February 24, 2021 - National Trust for Historic Places
Loss, Redemption, Renewal: The Moynihan Train Hall National Trust for Historic Places web page
The National Trust for Historic Places published a wonderful piece about the new Moynihan Train Hall and a brief history of its creation due to the destruction of the original Penn Station. The Moynihan Train Hall is across the street from where Penn Station once stood, and where trains continue to enter under the monstrosity of Madison Square Garden.
"Penn Station: New train hall returns beauty to New York station"
December 30, 2020 - BBC News
Penn Station: New train hall returns beauty to New York station BBC web page
A story about the opening of the Moynihan Train Hall, which is part of the "new" Penn Station. Please note - There are two misleading captions in this story:
“After the original was bulldozed, a new station was built in the 1960s.”
1. This photo caption, which is primarily a photo of Madison Square Garden, gives the impression that the Garden is the “new station.” Very much a wrong impression.
2. A “new station” was not built. The track arrival and departure areas below the original concourse remained and covered with a dropped ceiling. There was no "new station" built.
3. Penn Station was not “bulldozed.” This trivializes the destruction of Penn Station. It gives an impression akin to an abandoned home being brought down by a bulldozer in one afternoon. It took four years to demolish Penn Station. If bulldozers were ever used, they would have been used for moving what had been brought down by wrecking balls. Bulldozers would never have been able to bring down any of this steel, marble and granite masterpiece.
“Penn Station in 1910, the year it was built”
This photo caption also is misleading. It was not “built” in 1910. It was completed, i.e., opened in 1910. It took four years to build, starting in 1906. This webmaster has communicated with the BBC about these captions.
"Gov. Cuomo Unveils Renderings Of New Penn Station-Moynihan Train Hall Complex"
September 27, 2016 - CBS News, New York
Gov. Cuomo Unveils Renderings Of New Penn Station-Moynihan Train Hall Complex article
For an impressive PDF of the complete presentation, click here.
"Cuomo's Vision for Penn Station: Goodbye, MSG Theater; Hello, Empire Station Complex"
January 5, 2016 - WNYC-FM New York Public Radio
Cuomo's Vision for Penn Station: Goodbye, MSG Theater; Hello, Empire Station Complex article
Referencing the nation's founding fathers, as well as the creation of the Erie Canal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the time has come to think big and take on one of the most hated structures in the city: Penn Station.