Architecture As A Gift

by Christopher Paul on February 8, 2012

From the NY Times via Swismiss:

To pass through Grand Central Terminal, one of New York’s exalted public spaces, is an ennobling experience, a gift. To commute via the bowels of Penn Station, just a few blocks away, is a humiliation.

So true. I never saw the old Penn Station but every time I walk into Grand Central, I feel really good. There’s something about GCT that’s special and I feel a sense of loss just for not experiencing something that was beautiful and magnificent with Penn. And to walk underground through Penn, now, between 7th and 8th Avenue, is numbing and sad.

I can only hope, in my lifetime, to see Penn Station transformed into something it once was.

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