Everyone agrees that New York's Penn Station is an utter disaster and embarrassment to the city. The depot is ugly, cramped, dark, dangerous, difficult to navigate, and plagued by train delays. Are we capable of building a world-class station for a world-class city? Should we leave Madison Square Garden in place and add a glass wall to the station on 8th Avenue? Should we rebuild the original Beaux-Arts station? Is there a way to improve train traffic and passenger circulation?
In partnership with Rebuild Penn Station: a project of the National Civic Art Society, Agora presents "The Future of Penn Station," an evening addressing various proposals to alleviate these problems. We hope you will join us for this rich conversation.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, event starts at 7:00 pm. Reception to follow the program.
Panel of speakers include:
Kevin Baker, a New York-based writer
Richard Cameron, a principal designer at Atelier & Co. in Brooklyn
Wally Rubin, District Manager of Manhattan's Community Board Five
Dani Simons, Vice President for Strategic Communications at the Regional Plan Association
Samuel Turvey, Chairman of the Rebuild Penn Station Steering Committee
Panel moderator: Justin Shubow, President of the National Civic Art Society
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