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Old Penn Station

By William Low

A beautiful tribute to the glory of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station
 
During the first half of the 20th century, the original Pennsylvania Station was one of New York City’s grandest landmarks, a palace in the middle of Manhattan. William Low’s glorious illustrations pay close attention to detail while still encompassing the large-scale grandeur of Penn Station. 
 
Old Penn Station follows a very specific piece of New York City history, but it’s not just a New York book.  The author’s research carefully addresses the whole history of the building, from construction to destruction, ending with an acknowledgment of its lasting legacy in terms of historical preservation. Spaces can be powerful, and Old Penn Station honors one particular powerful space which is sure to engender discussion about other historical buildings and monuments all across the nation.

This is a classic, beautiful book for history lovers, train lovers, and art lovers alike.
 
Old Penn Station is a 2007 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • C 385.314 Low, Children's NonFiction
  • C 385.314 Low, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Northeast
  • C 385.314 Low, Children's NonFiction

Publish Date

2007

ISBN

9780805079258


Format: Book
Author: Low, William
Summary: An illustrated account of the construction, history, and demolition of one of the most famous railroad stations in America-- New York City's Penn Station.
Title: Old Penn Station / William Low.
Publisher Date: New York : H. Holt, 2007.
Subject: Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile literature. Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature. New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9780805079258 (alk. paper) 0805079254 (alk. paper) 9781428739826 (BWI bdg.) 1428739823 (BWI bdg.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 385.314 Low
Oclc: 68786742
Upc:
Bib Id: 288416

Format: Book
Author: Low, William
Summary: An illustrated account of the construction, history, and demolition of one of the most famous railroad stations in America-- New York City's Penn Station.
Title: Old Penn Station / William Low.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : H. Holt, 2007.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Subjects: Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Juvenile literature
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2006015359
ISBN: 9780805079258 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0805079254 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781428739826 (BWI bdg.)
ISBN: 1428739823 (BWI bdg.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 385.314 Low