Thursday, June 2, 2022

Moynihan Station Impressions

New Penn Reflections II-Clock
Oil on panel
6x6 inches

This recently completed small study explores a section of the new Moynihan Train Station. Every train station needs a clock and this modern updated version is on view under the vaulted glass ceiling. A welcome, light-filled and airy new transit hub for commuters. 

The other night I caught the opening scenes of the 1955 movie, "The 7-Year Itch" with Marilyn Monroe. I caught my breath as I watched the action unfold in the original Pennsylvania Station, so sadly torn down in the 1960's. What a travesty that was and what a monumental loss for New York City. The Moynihan Station is located in the Farley Post Office building, the sister building across the street from where the original Penn once stood. Glad that this building is still standing, under renovation and is once again a Beaux Arts gem being used in the 21st century.

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