21 Nov '17, 3pm

New campaign launched to rebuild Penn Station

New campaign launched to rebuild Penn Station

Anyone who has been to Penn Station in New York City knows it to be a horrible place. In 1963 they basically lopped off everything above grade and left the basement. Comparing it to what was lost, historian Vincent Scully wrote: “One entered the city like a god; one scuttles in now like a rat.” Critic Michael Kimmelman wrote: To pass through Grand Central Terminal, one of New York’s exalted public spaces, is an ennobling experience, a gift. To commute via the bowels of Penn Station, just a few blocks away, is a humiliation. What is the value of architecture? It can be measured, culturally, humanely and historically, in the gulf between these two places TreeHugger has previously covered the campaign by the National Civic Art Society and others to rebuild the original McKim Mead and White building as a new transit hub. Now they are doing a major push with a new ad campaign, ...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/movement-re...

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