This Incredible Vintage Photograph Shows Original Penn Station's Grand Concourse Circa 1910

Interior of the original Pennsylvania Station's Main Concourse, ca. 1910
Interior of the original Pennsylvania Station's Main Concourse, ca. 1910
Photo: r/nyc

The original Pennsylvania Station was a historic railroad station, opened in 1910 and demolished a short 54 years later. It's grandeur matched or exceeded that of Grand Central Terminal, and was one of the architectural jewels of the City. By the mid-60's however, rail traffic had declined massively due to the rise of both the airline and automotive industries, and the building was demolished so that an above-ground business complex and sports arena could be built instead.

What a tragedy. At least we can still enjoy vintage photographs like this one, showing the interior of the main concourse around 1910, shortly after opening to the public.

via r/nyc

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