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The Resource The rise and fall of Penn Station, American Experience Films presents ; A Film Posse production for American Experience ; WGBH ; produced by Randall MacLowry ; directed and written by Randall MacLowry, (DVD)

The rise and fall of Penn Station, American Experience Films presents ; A Film Posse production for American Experience ; WGBH ; produced by Randall MacLowry ; directed and written by Randall MacLowry, (DVD)

Label
The rise and fall of Penn Station
Title
The rise and fall of Penn Station
Statement of responsibility
American Experience Films presents ; A Film Posse production for American Experience ; WGBH ; produced by Randall MacLowry ; directed and written by Randall MacLowry
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad, led by the company's president, Alexander Cassatt, 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 eventually, via the Hell Gate Bridge, to New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. But just fifty-three years after the station's opening, the unthinkable happened: the financially strapped Pennsylvania Railroad announced Penn Station was slated to be destroyed in order to build Madison Square Garden
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Stephen McCarthy, Jason Longo ; editor, Sabrina Zanella-Foresi ; original music, John Kusiak, P. Andrew Willis
Dewey number
725/.31097471
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)
LC call number
NA6313.N4
LC item number
R57 2014
PerformerNote
Narrator, Michael Murphy
Runtime
60
Technique
live action
Label
The rise and fall of Penn Station, American Experience Films presents ; A Film Posse production for American Experience ; WGBH ; produced by Randall MacLowry ; directed and written by Randall MacLowry, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast in 2014 as an episode of the PBS television series: American Experience
  • Based in part on the book Conquering Gotham: building Penn Station and its tunnels by Jill Jonnes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A monument for the ages -- Railroads and real estate -- Building the tunnels -- Designing the station -- Opening Penn Station -- Destruction and legacy
Control code
ocn866951033
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (60 min.)
Isbn
9781608830503
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887020527
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
RIPS601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a459164
  • (OCoLC)866951033
System details
DVD; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround; NTSC; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The rise and fall of Penn Station, American Experience Films presents ; A Film Posse production for American Experience ; WGBH ; produced by Randall MacLowry ; directed and written by Randall MacLowry, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast in 2014 as an episode of the PBS television series: American Experience
  • Based in part on the book Conquering Gotham: building Penn Station and its tunnels by Jill Jonnes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A monument for the ages -- Railroads and real estate -- Building the tunnels -- Designing the station -- Opening Penn Station -- Destruction and legacy
Control code
ocn866951033
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (60 min.)
Isbn
9781608830503
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887020527
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
RIPS601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a459164
  • (OCoLC)866951033
System details
DVD; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround; NTSC; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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