The read was very interesting and well written GNV, thanks . In conjuction with the pictures one cannot help but clentch their jaws in anger at points during the read.
One thing that I have always wanted to know is who is responsible, not what coporation or group but rather who was the person (CEO, developer, politician or other) who made the ultimate call to do this astocity to NYC, for they shall be teh visual definition of development evil.
please remove. Mykingdomlisa should be banned.
Too big, too old, too combersome ...
and the railroad company needed money and wanted to build there
Ooh. Yes, from the pictures that I saw, I can see that it was huuge.
What did the railroad put there?
Benniest: Do you even bother to try an read the thread? Everything you ask is already answered in this thread ... take some time to take a look.
But, ultimately, some blame must be placed onto the corporate heads of the faltering Pennsylvania Railroad for allowing the ruination of the classically serene interior with Tischy's Modernist ticket counter (James M. Symes, president), and permitting the station's placement onto the real estate market and ensuring demolition (Allen J. Greenough, president, and James M. Symes, chief executive officer).
Many people are angered at MSG, Inc., for jumping at the opportunity to build a new garden over Pennsylvania Station, but 'they' did what any normal individual, family or company would do in a similar situation: act on a once-in-a-lifetime circumstance and acquire an impossibly safe and financially rewarding investment.
Hope you're better now, but I hope you keep writing.yes--when I am ill.
When you write something as well-researched as this, it becomes airtight; that makes it difficult or impossible to argue with.It most certainly clears my mind and permits me to stay focused. I specifically write essays, as they allow me to hone my writing skills...hopefully it reads the least bit professionally.
Here's something I can correct, GVNY: they disassembled Penn Station so meticulously that I recall they were still at it in late 1964 --and probably somewhat into 1965.