Old Penn Station Featured in AMC’s Mad Men
I’m an avid fan of this show, and in Season 3, Episode 2, “Love Among the Ruins,” it touched on the controversy that raged in the early 1960s about the demolition of McKim, Mead and White’s Beaux-Arts Pennsylvania Station (itself modeled on the Roman Imperial Baths of Caracalla–a ruin–get it?) to make way for the new Madison Square Garden.
I’ve found an article from The Infrastructuralist that discusses this issue. Hope you enjoy it.
Protest against demolition of Penn Station, 1962.
l-r Ulrich Fronzen, Peter Santon, Aline Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Mrs. Bliss Parkinson