The Resource The rise and fall of Penn Station

The rise and fall of Penn Station

Label
The rise and fall of Penn Station
Title
The rise and fall of Penn Station
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the greatest architectural and engineering achievements of its time, New York's Pennsylvania Station opened to the public in 1910. Designed by renowned architect Charles McKim, the station was a massive civil engineering project, covering nearly eight acres and requiring the construction of 16 miles of underground tunnels. Alexander Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, gambled millions of dollars to link the nation's biggest railroad to America's greatest city, but died bringing the station to life. No one could imagine that this architectural marvel built for the ages would be torn down a few decades later to make way for Madison Square Garden. Yet its destruction galvanized New York to form the Landmarks Preservation Commission, saving Grand Central Station and countless other historic structures
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Directed by Randall Maclowry
Intended audience
Rated PG
PerformerNote
Narrator, Michael Murphy
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1938-
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • MacLowry, Randall
  • Murphy, Michael
  • Jonnes, Jill
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
60
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  • Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.)
  • Pennsylvania Railroad
  • McKim, Mead & White
  • Railroad stations
  • Railroads
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The rise and fall of Penn Station
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11169001
Publisher number
MWT11169001
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sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT11169001
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The rise and fall of Penn Station
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11169001
Publisher number
MWT11169001
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT11169001
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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