10. Penn Station

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Edward Norton insisted that the original Penn Station had to be recreated for the film, versus using something like Grand Central as a stand in. A combination of VFX and a set built on a soundstage brought the demolished train station back to life, and you look at our in-depth analysis on how this was done (with more images) here. A pivotal scene takes place here, and Norton understood how the station’s fate ties into one of the main themes of Motherless Brooklyn. 

Join us on our next tour of the Remnants of Penn Station where you’ll be able to see the original glass blocks in person, along with numerous other pieces left of the old station:

Tour of the Remnants of Penn Station