Capturing Penn Station's Legacy at the NY Transit Museum 

In conjunction with Untapped Cities, the producers of The Eternal Space will host an evening panel discussion of Penn Station past and the importance of history shaping the current and future plans for the stations re-development. 

Tuesday, October 25 6:30 PM at the NY Transit Museum in downtown Brooklyn

Panelists include:

  • Marilyn S. Kushner, PhD - Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections at the New York Historical Society
  • Norman McGrath, photographer and leading documentarian of Penn Station's demolition
  • Justin Rivers, playwright and producer of The Eternal Space
  • Mike Scully, photographer of current Penn Station
  • John Schettino, designer of The Penn Station Atlas
  • Michelle Young, Founder of Untapped Cities & Adjunct Professor of Architecture Columbia GSAPP (moderator)

Tickets are available through the NY Transit Museum - click here

 

a PUBLIC SUMMIT FOR THE FUTURE OF PENN STATION

The City of the Museum of New York and Untapped Cities will present a public program about the future of the world's busiest train station. As plans for redevelopment and improvements take shape, the 52nd demolition anniversary remains an appropriate time for architects, developers and civic leaders to shape the conversation. 

Wednesday, November 2 7:00 PM at the Great Hall of The Cooper Union

Panelists include:

  • Gina Pollara, President of The Municipal Arts Society of New York
  • Tom Wright, President of The Regional Plan Association
  • Susan Chin, President of The Design Trust for Public Space
  • Rob Eisenstat, Chief Architect of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • John Schettino, Designer of The New York Penn Station Atlas
  • Michelle Young, Founder of Untapped Cities, Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP
  • Whitney W. Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director and President, The Museum of the City of New York
  • Justin Rivers, playwright and producer of The Eternal Space

Tickets are available through The Museum of City of New York - click here

 

Fall 2016 Remnants of Penn Station Tours with Untapped Cities:

In partnership with Untapped Cities, we are hosting a special “Demolition Anniversary” tour of the remnants of Penn Station. Join Justin Rivers, playwright of The Eternal Space on October 22nd &  23rd at  2:30 PM,  for tours timed with the 52nd anniversary of the station’s demolition.

Weaving in moments from the play, which features over 1,000 never before published photographs of the station by renown photographers Norman McGrath, Peter Moore, and Aaron Rose, along with the work of railroad aficionados Alexander Hatos, an employee of Pennsylvania Railroad and Ron Ziel, a railroad historian, the tour will also cover the past, present and future plans for the central transportation hub in New York City, accompanying a hunt for the many remaining pieces of the grand McKim, Mead & White station. Each guest will also receive a frame-able, reproduction ticket of the first commuter ride into Pennsylvania Station from 1910.

For those who have already taken our tours, this iteration will feature a new augmented reality tool that will overlay photographs of Penn Station past with the tour. It's worth joining us to be the first use this new hyper-location-based, interactive tool.