Between meetings with Governor Pataki and Senator Moynihan, the City Landmarks Commission, and the Federal Railroad Administration, Alex Washburn scavenges a New Jersey junkyard. The 36-year-old president of the Penn Station Redevelopment Corporation (PSRC) hops a chain-link fence and dodges guard dogs to recover shards of New York City history. The remains of the sainted old Penn Station are now buried under three decades of landfill in the Meadowlands just off Secaucus Road, dumped there by zoning opportunists in 1963. Washburn plans to locate and disinter these relics with a radar sensor and graft them in among the steel ribs and swooping glass panels of New York's proposed new Penn Station. This futuristic transportation hub could be the most technologically ambitious project to change the city skyline since the original... More >>>
By Pixel By Pixel
"We are at the edge of history, and you must push," said Senator Moynihan of the new Penn Station plans.