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Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, West Thirty-first, Thirty-firs, New York, New York County, NY



See 29 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB874820
Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 5, 1962, View From Southeast.

HB874821
Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 8, 1962, East (seventh Avenue) Facade From Northeast.

HB874822
Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 5, 1962, South (31st Street) Facade From Southeast.

HB874823
Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 8, 1962, West End Of South (31st Street) Facade.

HB874824
Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 10, 1962, Waiting Room From Southwest.

HB874825
Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 10, 1962, Waiting Room From Northwest.

HB874826
Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer April 24, 1962, Stairway From Waiting Room To Arcade.

HB874827
Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer April 24, 1962, Concourse From Southeast.

HB874828
Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer April 24, 1962, Concourse From South.

HB874829
Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer April 24, 1962, Concourse From Southwest.

HB874830
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874831
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874832
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874833
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874834
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874835
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874836
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874837
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874838
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874839
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874840
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.

HB874841
Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, Concourse Roof Detail.


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-5471
Building/structure dates: 1903 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 194 demolished
Significance: The construction of Pennsylvania Station was one part of a large building program undertaken in 1903 by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Included in this program was the construction of tunnels under the North River, which enabled Pennsylvania Railroad trains to enter Manhattan directly from New Jersey for the first time.Because the trains entered on tracks below ground level, the architects did not follow any of the more common architectural forms for a railway station and designed instead a rather low, colonnade facade...The rich sequences of spaces in the terminal culminated in the great concourse with its glass and steel roof. The design of the main waiting room was reputedly based on the Roman Baths of Caraculla. From a planning standpoint, the station was important for its separation of various forms of transportation on different levels and for the convenience of its many entrances and exits to the city.Pennsylvania Station was built during the Golden Age of railroading, when its owners intended the terminal not only to serve the specific needs of the railroad by also to embellish the city as a monumental gateway...

Related Names
McKim, Charles Follen
Mead, William Rutherford
White, Stanford


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 5, 1962, VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 8, 1962, EAST (SEVENTH AVENUE) FACADE FROM NORTHEAST.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 5, 1962, SOUTH (31st Street) FACADE FROM SOUTHEAST.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 8, 1962, WEST END OF SOUTH (31st Street) FACADE.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 10, 1962, WAITING ROOM FROM SOUTHWEST.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer May 10, 1962, WAITING ROOM FROM NORTHWEST.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer April 24, 1962, STAIRWAY FROM WAITING ROOM TO ARCADE.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer April 24, 1962, CONCOURSE FROM SOUTHEAST.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer April 24, 1962, CONCOURSE FROM SOUTH.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Cervin Robinson, Photographer April 24, 1962, CONCOURSE FROM SOUTHWEST.
11. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
12. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
13. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
14. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
15. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
16. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
17. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
18. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
19. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
20. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
21. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.
22. Historic American Buildings Survey, Edward Popko, Photographer 1965, CONCOURSE ROOF DETAIL.


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