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NYs Penn Stations
Hillary Ballon
W W Norton
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2004-11-12 14:29:54
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New York's Pennsylvania Stations

A journey through the extraordinary history of New York's Pennsylvania Station.

Cloth with dust jacket, 8x10.5", 88 color, 88 b&w illustrations, 224 pages

"This is a guided tour through the past, present, and future of great civic architecture in New York City. It tells the story of Pennsylvania Station: the original building, its tragic demolition in the 1960s, and the new station designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and under construction at the time the book was written. In stunning photographs by Norman McGrath the hidden structure of Penn Station is revealed along with the burial of the station beneath Madison Square Garden. Richly illustrated essays by Hilary Ballon and Marilyn Taylor, SOM's celebrated new chair, on the old and new stations illuminate their connections and indicate how public architecture and transportation planning can enhance the way millions of people experience New York City.

"Hilary Ballon is a Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University."