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The Destruction of Penn Station

In 1961, the financially strapped Pennsylvania Railroad announced it had sold the air rights above Penn Station. The company would tear down what had once been its crowning jewel to build Madison Square Garden, a high-rise office building and sports complex. Demolition began on October 28, 1963 and would continue for the next three years.
Aired: 2/19/2014 | 0:02:59

Upcoming American Experience Air Dates

  • THIRTEEN The Abolitionists, Part One Tuesday, Jul. 7 8:00pm
  • THIRTEEN The Abolitionists, Part Two Tuesday, Jul. 7 9:00pm
  • THIRTEEN The Abolitionists, Part One Thursday, Jul. 9 1:00am
  • THIRTEEN The Abolitionists, Part Two Thursday, Jul. 9 2:00am

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