NY, Madison Square Garden (1968) Charles Luckman

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NY, Madison Square Garden (1968) Charles Luckman

Postby nichols » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:12 am

The building that replaced Penn Station and kicked off the modern preservation movement is about to replaced itself. News from NY:
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Senator Moynihan believed that America is the land of second chances. He saw the idea to build a new Penn Station in the landmark Farley Post Office across Eighth Avenue from the current "stygian chamber" (hell hole) of a station as New York's golden opportunity to redeem itself for tearing down the original Pennsylvania Station. He persuaded Congress to allocate the funding so that New York would regain a grand gateway with room to grow.

The Municipal Art Society of New York is calling for a grand Moynihan Station. This call comes while developers plan to build a new Madison Square Garden in the west end of the Post Office, demolish the current Garden and construct a huge commercial office complex...

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http://newpennstation.org/site/

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