Rethink Penn Station NYC- Bold Visions for a New Penn Station
Where: The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St. | 41 Cooper Sq.
212-353-4100 Price: Free
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ReThink Penn Station is presenting three architects who will expose their plans for an above-ground station proposition in reaction to the plan to demolish the Penn Station neighborhood promoted by Governor Kathy Hochul and the Empire State Development Corporation (ESD).
Vishaan Chakrabarti – PAU Studios
Alexandros Washburn – The Grand Penn Community Alliance
Richard Cameron – Atelier and Co. / ReThinkNYC
Lorraine B. Diehl – Author of “The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station”
Date and time: Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm.
Location: The Great Hall at Cooper Union Foundation Building, 7E 7th St, NYC.
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ReThink Penn Station NYC is the only organization dedicated to the reconstruction of original New York Penn Station—thoroughly modernized and updated for the 21st century as the best solution to the dilemma that is today’s catastrophe of station. Why? Because the original remains unsurpassed by any concept yet to be presented. We do not support rebuilding out of nostalgia, but for the benefits to be gained in economy, environment and yes, aesthetics—New York architectural aesthetics. We are at risk of losing our unique New York-ness. Rebuilding original New York Penn Station is an affirmation of that—it’s also a testament to the vitality and resilience of our city in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. New Yorkers have for too long suffered with a substandard, subterranean after-thought of a station buried beneath a basketball court. We can suffer no longer, and will not wait another minute. The time for action is now as our window of opportunity is closing fast due to powerful real estate interests who have the ear of the Governor. If we let them, they will sell our city right from underneath us, and will again plunder our architectural heritage. We can stop them, but we need your help!Buy tickets/get more info now