Title: Rendering of Proposed Penn Station / Madison...
Publisher: c. 1965
Publication Date: 1965
Book Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Rendering of proposed Penn Station / Madison Square Garden complex. Mixed media on board, image measures 23.75x32.5 inches; board measures 29.75x37.5 inches; caption on paper label below image with loose matte board over both. Signed "Rudolph Asiou Jr." (?) in image. Light spotting to image and mild staining from glue along bottom edge. One of the creative submissions for the second incarnation of Pennsylvania Station, after the original railroad landmark was demolished in 1963. The design features a brightly colored, modernistic circular structure with parking decks, offices, and with a central interior top floor landscaped lounge area -- by Charles DuBose, FAIA, noted for his design of Constitution Plaza in Hartford. It was acclaimed in the 1960ís as one of the first urban developments to effectively separate pedestrian movement from vehicular traffic with a series of raised landscaped terraces. The commission for Penn/Madison, however, was awarded to Charles Luckman's model in 1968, and that is the structure that still stands today, that we've all come to know and loathe. The controversy over the demolition of the original building became the main catalyst for the current landmarks preservation movement in New York City. Bookseller Inventory # D14218
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