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American Experience—The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
 
 
Artist
Michael Murphy, narrator. Randall MacLowry, director.
Studio PBS
Format DVD Widescreen
DVD Encoding
Region 1: North America  (What is DVD encoding?)
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
UPC 841887020527
Runtime/Release Date 1 hr/2014
Daedalus Item Code 49209
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This hour-long program that premiered in 2014 delves into the history of a remakable edifice. In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. It covered nearly eight acres, extended two city blocks, and housed one of the largest public spaces in the world. But just 53 years after the station's opening, the monumental building that was supposed to last forever, to herald and represent the American Empire, was slated to be destroyed.
 
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