Built in 1910, the awe-inspiring architecture of Pennsylvania Station was been held for decades as some of the finest in New York and certainly many average people had never seen anything so grand. The demolition of this landmark in 1963 is sometimes cited as the reason for a significant architectural conservation movement in the U.S. All we have of Penn station now are photographs.
Penn Station photographed in 1935, New York, NY. Via/ NYPL
Penn Station, New York, NY right after its completion in 1910. Via/ Shutterstock
Grand Central Station, New York, NY, in the 1920s. Via/ Shutterstock
Postcard of Grand Central Station, New York, NY, 1913. Via/ Flickr
Detail of frieze above clock on facade of Grand Central Station, New York, NY. Via/ Flickr
Saint-Lazare Train Station, Paris, France, 1910. Via/ Wiki Commons
Kazan Rail Station in Russia. Built in 1896, this structure had to be rebuilt in the 1990s after a fire. Via/ Flickr
There’s so much history wrapped up in these train stations. The ones that are still standing are a lovely reminder of the wonderful architecture that used to grace so many buildings.
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