REGIONAL PLAN ASSOCIATION
MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
New York and the tri-state region urgently need a new Penn Station and a new Madison Square Garden. Penn Station is our region’s gateway. Hundreds of thousands of people pass through the station every day. The station, which replaced the original 1910McKim, Mead and White Beaux Arts-style building,is severely overcrowded. Built to handle 200,000travelers, the station now serves some half a million. As public transit use and our region’s population expand, even more people will be crammed into the station’s jammed corridors and stairwells.
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