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The Rise and Fall of Penn Station, Chapter 1

Clip: Season 26 Episode 5 | 8m 42s

The enormous engineering feat and one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station was torn down after just 53 years. Premieres on PBS American Experience February 18, 2014.

Aired: 02/18/14

Rating: NR

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