When first built, New York’s Pennsylvania Station was the largest train station in the world. In 1963 the ax of progress fell, transforming it into the much-maligned subterranean labyrinth of today, a space incapable of processing the 650,000 commuters it usually deals with daily. Now a new 145,000 square foot Moynihan Station is taking root across the street in the James A. Farley Post office while the question remains: What will happen to Penn Station?
Join playwright, Penn Station tour guide, historian, and Untapped New York’s Cheif Experience Officer Justin Rivers as he outlines the possible answers to that question. He’ll speak about why we have today’s Penn Station and how a simple refacing of it is only a half measure. From his role as a playwright for The Eternal Space, the off-Broadway play about the demolition of Penn Station, and the co-creator and coordinator of the first-ever Penn Station Summit at Cooper Union, Justin will discuss what a reimagined Penn Station could look like and provide a sneak-peek at the Moynihan Station Train Hall already underway.
Image via Library of Congress
This live virtual event on Wednesday, December 9th, is organized for Untapped New York Insiders. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today and get two months with code JOINUS. A video of the tour will also be made available to all our Insiders afterward in the Video Archive section of our website.