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Workshop: Film Screening—The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

July 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Landmarks Preservation Resource Center will present a screening of “The Rise and Fall of Penn Station“.
This screening is FREE and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 22

6:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Map and driving directions

About the Movie: 

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. Penn Station 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.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.


July 22, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633