Photo of the day: The once-elegant Penn Station
Check out a photo of the beautiful structure—torn down on this day in 1963—that once housed the midtown transit hub
Mon Oct 28 2013
Photograph courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Imagine a time when traveling via Penn Station was a civilized and elegant event, not the detestable, stinky-hellhole trip it is today. Such an era actually existed, and we've got the photo to prove it. Because today is the 50-year anniversary of the original Penn Station's regrettable destruction, the Atlantic Cities pulled up some eye-popping pictures of the original building, a lovely Beaux Arts structure opened in 1910.