The great East and Hudson River tunnels to Penn Station

Conceived and built by Alexander Cassatt

This page will have an historical overview of these tunnels. Below that history will be audio and video clips pulled from today's news about the maintenance, upgrade, and future of the tunnels.

"Tunnel to Terminus: The Story of Penn Station"

June 29, 2007 - NPR

An interview by NPR's Jacki Lyden with Jill Jonnes, author of "Conquering Gotham: A Gilded Age Epic: The Construction of Penn Station and its Tunnels. This is a book, by the way, that anyone interested in the original Penn Station must read.

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Transcript of interview