With a feature on NBC, the off-Broadway play The Eternal Space has shown that New Yorkers today do care about the past, about preservation, and very specifically about the original Pennsylvania Station. The play, which closes at the Lion Theatre on 42nd Street this weekend, imagines an untold story between a construction worker, at first reluctantly documenting the demolition of the un-landmarked building in 1963, and a self-anointed preservationist – and what they discover they have in common. The set cleverly recreates the original Penn Station using projection, showing many never before published photographs by Norman McGrath, Aaron Rose, Peter Moore, Ron Ziel, and Alexander Hatos.
This Friday’s performance will be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion with Justin River, the playwright, photographer Norman McGrath, and the director of the Eternal Space, moderated by Michelle Young, the founder of Untapped Cities.
Join us for our next tour of the Remnants of Penn Station: