New York City's original Penn Station was one of the finest buildings ever constructed. With its vast main hall and soaring concourse, it provided a triumphant gateway into the city. Its demolition in 1963 was one of the greatest architectural and civic crimes in American history.

That wrong is all the worse given the current station, which is cramped, dismal, and hard to navigate. As the historian Vincent Scully said about the original station, “One entered the city like a god; one scuttles in now like a rat.”

We aim to reconstruct the original station to return it to its former glory. Click here to join our cause.


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Renderings of a Rebuilt Penn Station

Rebuilt concourse with widened platforms and tripled escalators. (Credit: Jeff Stikeman for Rebuild Penn Station.)

Rebuilt concourse with widened platforms and tripled escalators. (Credit: Jeff Stikeman for Rebuild Penn Station.)

Rebuilt, improved main hall. (Credit: Jeff Stikeman for Rebuild Penn Station.)

Rebuilt, improved main hall. (Credit: Jeff Stikeman for Rebuild Penn Station.)

Rebuilt Seventh Avenue portico. (Credit: Jeff Stikeman for Rebuild Penn Station.)

Rebuilt Seventh Avenue portico. (Credit: Jeff Stikeman for Rebuild Penn Station.)

New covered arcades and pedestrian ramps on 31st and 33rd Streets. (Credit: Jeff Stikeman for Rebuild Penn Station.)

New covered arcades and pedestrian ramps on 31st and 33rd Streets. (Credit: Jeff Stikeman for Rebuild Penn Station.)


A Video on the Plan to Rebuild Penn Station