Virtual Talk: The Remnants and Future of Penn Station


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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 incapable of processing the 650,000 commuters it usually deals with on a daily basis. Now a new 145,000 square foot Moynihan Station is taking root across the street in the Farrelly Post office while the question remains: What will happen to Penn Station? 

Join playwright, Penn Station tour guide, and historian, 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 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.

This live talk is organized exclusively for Untapped New York's Insiders and will be broadcasted via Zoom. Insiders will have the ability to ask questions to Justin in a Q&A section at the end. Can't join this live virtual talk? Don't worry, a video of the talk will be made available to all our Insiders afterwards in the Virtual Content section of our website.

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See our full list of Untapped New York Insiders member events .Black and white images via Wikimedia Commons, Movie Screenshot: Penn Station as recreated in Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures © 2019 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved, Moynihan Station Renderings via Governor Andrew Cuomo