New York, Ny - Matted Photograph | 8x10 Interior Pennsylvania Railroad Station


Matted & ready to pop into a standard frame: This interesting 8 in. x 10 in. photo. This is a contemporary reprint made directly from a high resolution digital scan of the vintage photograph. The piece is crisply printed on matte finish photo paper & placed in a white acid-free matte, ready to be popped into a standard 11 in. x 14 in.; frame, which can be bought anywhere locally. From the web: Pennsylvania Station, often abbreviated to Penn Station, was a historic railroad station in New York City, named for the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), its builder & original tenant. The station occupied an 8-acre (3.2 ha) plot bounded by Seventh & Eighth Avenues & 31st & 33rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. As the terminal shared its name with several stations in other cities, it was sometimes called New York Pennsylvania Station. The building was designed by McKim, Mead, & White & completed in 1910, enabling direct rail access to New York City from the south for the first time. Its head house & train shed were considered a masterpiece of the Beaux-Arts style & one of the great architectural works of New York City. The station contained 11 platforms serving 21 tracks, in approximately the same layout as the current Penn Station. The original building was one of the first stations to include separate waiting rooms for arriving & departing passengers, & when built, these were among the city's largest public spaces. Passenger traffic began to decline after World War II, & in the 1950s, the Pennsylvania Railroad sold the air rights to the property & shrank the railroad station. Starting in 1963, the above-ground head house & train shed were demolished, a loss that galvanized the modern historic preservation movement in the United States. Over the next six years, the below-ground concourses & waiting areas were heavily renovated, becoming the modern Penn Station, while Madison Square Garden & Pennsylvania Plaza were built above them. The sole remaining portions of the original station are the underground platforms & tracks, as well as scattered artifacts on the mezzanine level above it. No rights are granted or implied other than for personal collectible use. Makes a terrific gift for the Penn railroad station, NYC, collector or other historic addition to your collection! pub places dir New York, Ny - Matted Photograph | 8x10 Interior Pennsylvania Railroad Station