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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PENNSYLVANIA STATION

A hundred and three years ago today, Pennsylvania Station welcomed its first passengers. The railway terminal’s main corridor, which was veiled by a hundred-and-fifty-foot-high vaulted ceiling, was the largest indoor space in New York City at the time. In the years following the First World War, automobile and airplane travel gained popularity, and the station began operating below its ample capacity. In the nineteen-sixties, a plan for Madison Square Garden was accepted as the financially viable option for the space, and the majority of the station was demolished shortly thereafter. Today, on one of the busiest travel days of the year, enjoy a look at the original station during its heyday.

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    still cant believe this was torn down
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    Always remember the crowd before you hop on the train. My foot is in your luggage. Oops my apologies…
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