The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad connected the entire eastern half of the United States by building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, and connecting the railroad to New York and New England. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. But just 53 years after the station’s opening, the monumental building was slated to be destroyed.
[text adapted from PBS.org]