In Photos: Natural Wonders That No Longer Exist

Penn Station, New York City, USA

The former Penn Station, which opened in 1910, was a striking sight: designed in the Beaux Arts style, it featured pink granite, vaulted glass windows, giant stone pillars and archways. Unfortunately, like many grand buildings, it cost a hefty sum to maintain, so in 1962 it was demolished – despite the backlash of many New Yorkers.

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Penn Station, New York City, USA

Today’s Penn Station is a far cry from what it once was, a smaller, underground network complete with neon lighting and all the mod cons. But its modest size means that the now-increasing number of rail passengers create a strain on the building, so new plans have been put in place to expand it.


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