The Rise & Fall of Penn Station

The Rise & Fall of Penn Station (2004)

  • Genre: History, Documentary
  • Release Date: 2004-02-18
  • User Rating: 9.5/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Director: Randall MacLowry
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In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. Penn Station covered nearly eight acres, extended two city blocks, and housed one of the largest public spaces in the world. But just 53 years after the station’s opening, the monumental building that was supposed to last forever, to herald and represent the American Empire, was slated to be destroyed.

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  • Michael Murphy

    as Narrator
Sound Wyatt Sprague Dialogue Editor
Editing David Schroeder Archival Footage Research
Sound John Kusiak Music
Sound Joel Goodman Original Music Composer
Sound Coll Anderson Supervising Sound Editor
Production Mark Samels Executive Producer
Production Sharon Grimberg Executive Producer
Production Susan Bellows Producer
Production Michael Rossi Producer
Production Tracy Heather Strain Coordinating Producer
Directing Randall MacLowry Director
Production Randall MacLowry Producer
Writing Randall MacLowry Writer
Editing Michael Dolan Archival Footage Research
Sound Matt Snedecor Sound Effects Editor
Production Cara White Publicist
Crew Stephen McCarthy Cinematography
Sound David Williams Sound Recordist
Sound P. Andrew Willis Music
Sound P. Andrew Willis Orchestrator
Editing Danny Rivera Editorial Services
Camera Jason Longo Director of Photography
Crew Leslie Strain Translator
Art Aaron Nee Art Department Assistant
Visual Effects Alisa Placas Frutman Animation
Crew Peter Cramer Production Intern
Sound J.T. Takagi Sound Recordist
Crew Don Wyllie Editorial Staff
Sound John Jenkins Sound Mixer
Crew Jay Fialkov Legal Services
Production Susan Mottau Coordinating Producer
Writing Jill Jonnes Writer
Sound John Chiarolanzio Sound Recordist
Sound Jill Dreeben Musician
Sound Si-Jing Huang Musician
Sound Sato Knudsen Musician
Sound Ronan Lefkowitz Musician
Sound Jon Menkis Musician
Sound Richard Sebring Musician
Sound Lisa Suslowicz Musician
Sound Rob Jaret Orchestrator
Editing Boyd Paul Strain Jr. Archival Footage Research
Editing Marjorie McNinch Archival Footage Research
Editing Afton Ojuri Assistant Editor
Crew Michael H. Amundson Post Production Assistant
Crew Spencer Gentry Post Production Assistant
Crew John Jenkins-Stark Post Production Assistant
Visual Effects Jonathan Nee Animation
Visual Effects Anna Davis Saraceno Animation
Crew Vanessa Ezersky Post Production Supervisor
Production Nancy Sherman Production Manager
Production Nancy Sherman Production Accountant
Production Molly Jacobs Producer
Production Lauren Prestileo Producer
Production Lauren Prestileo Publicist
Art Colin Mahoney Art Department Manager
Production David Schroder Production Manager
Crew Lauren Noyes Production Office Assistant
Crew Jonathan McConnell Production Office Assistant
Production Leann Lewis Production Accountant
Crew Scott Kardel Legal Services
Crew Janice Flood Legal Services
Crew Rebecca Bellan Production Intern
Crew Yadi Peng Production Intern
Crew Carlos Uribe Production Intern