Incredibly Upsetting Pictures Of Penn Station Then & Now


The original Penn Station was completed in 1911. Considered to be one of the most impressive buildings in the world, it also housed the largest indoor space in New York City.

But, in 1950, Penn Station auctioned off their air rights and a plan for an office building and sports arena were put into place. In 1963, the building was demolished amid a flurry of protests and by 1968, Penn Station as you know it was finished.

Welcome to hell.

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2. Then: Classical Greek Doric columns

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3. Now: 1D World

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4. Then: The escalators

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5. Now: The escalators

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6. Then: It was really nice

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7. Now: It really sucks

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8. Then: The waiting room

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9. Now: Some dude passed out on the ground next to a sub

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10. Then: Another view of the waiting room

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11. Now: Another dude passed out but this time on a bench

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12. Then: A really nice hallway

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13. Now: Some dude passed out in a hallway

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14. Then: A really pretty clock

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15. Now: A bunch of shitty wreaths

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16. Then: This

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17. Now: This

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18. Then: The really pretty clock and the waiting room

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19. Now: Big blue poles and lights that circle around them

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20. Then: Crowds

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21. Now: Crowds

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22. Then: Light streaming in, reminiscent of heaven

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23. Now: Basically hell

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