Hold the MSG: SHoP tops rivals with Penn Station design

By James Gardner | July 23, 2013 10:30AM

From the July issue: In a few months we will celebrate, if that is the word, the 50th anniversary of the annihilation of the old Penn Station, McKim, Mead & White’s Beaux-Arts masterpiece. If, in the normal course of a city’s life, anything could possibly be more catastrophic than that demolition in October of 1963, surely it was the ensuing construction of Madison Square Garden, which opened to the public in the very spot once occupied by the old Penn Station building on Feb. 11, 1968. [more]