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New York's Pennsylvania Stations (Norton Professional Books for Architects & Designers) Hardcover – May 17, 2002

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Product Details

  • Series: Norton Professional Books for Architects & Designers
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (May 17, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393730786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393730784
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 0.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,161,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“[R]emarkable, informative….a valuable preservation of history and perspective that most commuters, rushing from one level or train to another, never think about.” (Examiner.com)

“[A] treat for Penn Station aficionados and those interested in the preservation of historic landmarks, architecture, urban planning and transportation.” (Design Issues)

About the Author

Hilary Ballon is an architectural historian and professor at Columbia University. She is the curator of “Robert Moses and the Modern City,” the 2007 exhibition concurrently at the Queens Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery of Columbia University. She is the editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Her previous books include New York’s Pennsylvania Stations; The Paris of Henri IV: Architecture and Urbanism, which won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for the Most Distinguished Scholarship in the History of Architecture; and Louis Le Vau: Mazarin’s Collège, Colbert’s Revenge, which received a medal from the Académie Française.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DaveP1967 on June 6, 2010
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This book is an entertaining look at what Pennsylvania Station was, is, and might be in the future, through knowledgeable text and excellent pictures and drawings. A good read for those who want a detailed look at one of New York City's most famous architectural treasures, how it was lost, and how it might be reborn once again. The section on its rebirth in the Farley Post Office building was written before work was delayed on the project, but with some luck (and a lot of public and private pressure) it may come to fruition, albeit in a somewhat different form.
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