Old Penn Station

Old Penn Station By William Low, Old Penn Station A beautiful tribute to the glory of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station During the first half of the th century the original Pennsylvania Station was one of New York City s grandest landmark
  • Title: Old Penn Station
  • Author: William Low
  • ISBN: 9780805079258
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Old Penn Station By William Low, A beautiful tribute to the glory of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station During the first half of the 20th century, the original Pennsylvania Station was one of New York City s grandest landmarks, a palace in the middle of Manhattan William Low s glorious illustrations pay close attention to detail while still encompassing the large scale grandeur of Penn Station.OlA beautiful tribute to the glory of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station During the first half of the 20th century, the original Pennsylvania Station was one of New York City s grandest landmarks, a palace in the middle of Manhattan William Low s glorious illustrations pay close attention to detail while still encompassing the large scale grandeur of Penn Station.Old Penn Station follows a very specific piece of New York City history, but it s not just a New York book The author s research carefully addresses the whole history of the building, from construction to destruction, ending with an acknowledgment of its lasting legacy in terms of historical preservation Spaces can be powerful, and Old Penn Station honors one particular powerful space which is sure to engender discussion about other historical buildings and monuments all across the nation.This is a classic, beautiful book for history lovers, train lovers, and art lovers alike.Old Penn Station is a 2007 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a 2008 Bank Street Best Children s Book of the Year.
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    About "William Low"

    1. William Low

      William Low is a much lauded illustrator, author, and painter who has received numerous awards His books include Chinatown and Old Penn Station He lives in New York City.

    442 thoughts on “Old Penn Station”

    1. Summary and Review Old Penn Station is a wonderful informational picture book for young readers William Low, author and illustrator of this book, was born and raised in New York City His first hand knowledge of the subject was evident in this book especially through the detailed and accurate illustrations Old Penn Station was the first train station to be built in NYC Before it was built people would get off a train in New Jersey and get on a ferry to Manhattan In 1910 a beautiful train station [...]



    2. Summary This book is about the birth, life and death of the Old Penn Station in New York City The author and illustrator takes us on a journey of life before trains could stop in New York city to the details of the construction for this historical building It even takes us through the demolishing and construction of the Madison Square Garden and the New Penn Plaza where the Old Pen Station once stood It was such a historical building that only stood tall for 53 years Many were sad to see it go b [...]


    3. This is a story about the creation of the Penn Station in Pennsylvania This book also describes how this station was torn down and still remembered today It tells about the rich history of the Pennsylvania railways and how it has turned into rubble This book does a great job explaining the Penn Station and what it did for the city of Pennsylvania Also, inside this book are amazing illustrations that help give an idea of how the Penn Station felt and looked This book was missing train terminology [...]


    4. A story about the life and death of a magnificent building Opened in 1910 with much fanfare it would be torn down in 1966 to make way for Madison Square Garden and Penn Plaza The loss of such an architecturally beautiful building created a firestorm that would lead to the creation of the New York city Landmarks Preservation Commission which would be instrumental in making sure the same fate would not befall Grand Central Station as well as other historic buildings It makes me sad I never got the [...]


    5. Beautiful book The illustrations alone make the book a gem But the story is touching as it tells of how Pennsylvania Station was built and then later destroyed once autos became the main means of transport Though most readers have obviously never been in the station, once its destruction becomes apparent you are saddened because of the way the author has described its design and construction and impact on those who moved through it on a daily basis Penn s destruction provoked the creation of a c [...]


    6. I almost want to make a bookshelf called great lighting, because this book s incredible illustrations have a marvelous sense of light Check out an animation of a painting from sketch to final product on William Low s web site williamlow Like Tamara said, both the style and the subject matter is reminiscent of The Invention of Hugo Cabret I had no idea that the original Pennsylvania Station was destroyed, but thanks to this book, I now feel that I mourn it a little.


    7. Old Penn Station is a great book about an important piece of New York City History It highlights the birth, life and death of the Old Penn Station in New York City as the author and illustrator takes us on a journey describing life before trains could stop in New York City to the details of the construction for this historical building through the destruction where the Old Pen Station once stood.


    8. What a wonderfully simple poignant book about historic preservation and the life death of Penn Station BTW, I didn t know that Madison Square Garden was built right on top of the old Penn Station location Cool Great for kids with an obsession of all things transportation The illustrations are very reminiscent of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, but with color.


    9. Was first drawn to this book but its beautiful illustrations Uses full page pictures throughout, on end pages and on cover Non fiction, very interesting about how it was created, how it was used, and what it looks like today 4th grade reading level, some harder words and requires comprehension Great for introducing a project or researching a topic.


    10. A non fiction picture book telling of the life and death of the old Penn Station in New York City Loving illustrations detail a time that is now all but forgotten Interesting and enjoyable history makes this a picture book for school aged children.



    11. I didn t care for this story The pictures were beautiful but other than that I was uninterested in the facts about trains.


    12. Wonderful illustrations accompany simple text describing the construction and destruction of New York s historic Penn Station.


    13. Beautiful, beautiful book Zoe loves to read about trains and train stations, I love the paintings and the train station We both love the gray and yellow paintings at the end of the book.


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