Amtrak officially acknowledges only one physical remnant of the old Penn Station, but on this special tour, participants will be able to see, touch and experience well over a dozen remaining structural pieces of the grand McKim, Mead and White station.
Join Untapped Cities on this special tour of Penn Station developed by Justin Rivers, author and playwright of The Eternal Space, an off Broadway play about the demolition of Penn Station. Weaving in never-before-published photographs of the station’s hey day and demolition, the tour will cover the past, present and future plans for the transportation hub, including an in-depth exploration of the surrounding buildings outside of the station.
Learn about the past, present and future plans for the central transportation hub in New York City, accompanying a hunt for the remaining pieces of the grand McKim, Meade & White station. Also learn secret time saving hacks of the current Penn Station like the best ways to enter and exit the station and how to beat the boarding bum rush on the infamously crowded Amtrak concourse.
The tour will meet inside Penn Station, in front of the McDonald’s on the LIRR side. There’s also an entrance to the 1/2/3 subway just next to this McDonald’s.
Tour length: 1.5 hours. Tickets are non refundable