February 11, 1968 in New York history

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56 years ago on February 11th, 1968

Madison Square Garden opens on the site of the old Pennsylvania Station

It was the city Landmarks Preservation Commission, formed as a result of the demolition, that would save Grand Central Terminal from a similar fate just two years later.

Historic American Buildings Survey, April 24, 1962 — Pennsylvania Station Concourse From Southeast — Cervin Robinson, Photographer via Library of Congress
In an effort to recreate the splendor of the original Penn Station, Amtrak is redeveloping a part of the nearby post office into Moynihan Station, an open-air train station that will have a skylight nearly the size of Grand Central Terminal's main ceiling. The new construction will service Amtrak and LIRR customers and is expected to be completed in 2021.


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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 65°F in 2009
Record Low: -2°F in 1885

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