New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_Dn_NP4
The waiting room at Pennsylvania Station in New York City, July 1938.
What were the parts or features of the waiting room at Penn Station?
What were the advantages of building the tunnel instead of passengers taking the ferry?
Why do you think such a grand structure was built?
Create a diorama of Penn Station that displays the cross-section of the underground tracks.
English Language Arts: Write a letter as if you were a ferry company owner and you were protesting the building of Penn Station.
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