(Critical Notation)

The entry “An Ecological First Look at the Manhatten Landscape Prior to Henry Hudson” becomes of particular interest in reference to Penn Station when considering it’s techniques to reconstruct the past condition of the site. In both these cases the present day site is no longer recognizable in comparison…

(Penn Station Update: Funding, Signage, and Confusion)

Interview with AECOM Unfortunately most the information was confidential and off the record but it was able to verify we are heading in the right direction and helped shed light on some uncertain areas. Points gathered from the material: Track use via Amtrak, LIRR, or New Jersey Transit Sectionally we…

(Penn Station Site Visit)

Penn Station Site Visit February Thursday 22nd, 8:00PM The site is not how I think of Penn Station — it seemed surprising quiet that evening. The grand space in which many people stand looking up at the variable message boards was empty except for a few people. At this hour…

(Penn Station Accident)

No One Was Seriously Injured...this time… This is a story uncovering why a collision occurred at Penn Station March 24th of last year, 2017. The collision was between an Amtrak train and New Jersey Transit train within Penn Station. No one was hurt but this seems to be the…

(Superimposed Definitions)

I found Denis Cosgrove’s “Moving Maps” to bring up some very compelling points especially when considering River vs. Rain, a lecture Dilip da Cunha gave a few weeks back now. With mapping there are many unavoidable cultural and social implication embedded in the choices we make in order to…

New York Penn Station: 3 Topics

Overcrowding, Flooding and Maintenance Overcrowding Overcrowding becomes an apparent issue after reading multiple reports which site numbers around half a million users of the station that was designed for only 200,000 travelers. The original 1910 station by McKim, Mead and White, was a lofty spacious structure, only to be…

(Hardest Places Mapped?)

In response to Alan Flippen’s “Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?” I found the map to be most intriguing. More specifically I was left l skeptical of how it was generated. The map looks rather quantitative but when reading the key tags “doing better”…