Extras

Video thumbnail: American Experience The Destruction of Penn Station

American Experience

The Destruction of Penn Station

In 1961 the Pennsylvania Railroad announced it had sold the air rights above Penn Station.

The Destruction of Penn Station

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American Experience

The Rise and Fall of Penn Station, Chapter 1

The engineering feat and architectural achievement that was torn down after just 53 years.

The Rise and Fall of Penn Station, Chapter 1

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Inside the MTA's East Side Access Project

An exclusive look at New York MTA's subterranean East Side Access project.

Inside the MTA's East Side Access Project

Video thumbnail: American Experience Mapping Engineering in America

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Mapping Engineering in America

Map history with us! See how engineering has changed America with our new map!

Mapping Engineering in America

Video thumbnail: American Experience The Rise and Fall of Penn Station Preview

American Experience

The Rise and Fall of Penn Station Preview

The engineering feat would last, the architectural masterpiece did not. Premiering Feb 18.

The Rise and Fall of Penn Station Preview

Video thumbnail: American Experience Hudson River Tunnel Shifting

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Hudson River Tunnel Shifting

Measurements showed that the Pennsylvania RR Hudson River tunnels were shifting.

Hudson River Tunnel Shifting

Video thumbnail: American Experience Constructing Pennsylvania Station

American Experience

Constructing Pennsylvania Station

Two city blocks, or 28 acres, were initially cleared for Penn Station’s construction.

Constructing Pennsylvania Station

Video thumbnail: American Experience Penn Station Rising

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Penn Station Rising

The masonry work on Pennsylvania Station began in 1908.

Penn Station Rising

Video thumbnail: American Experience Compressed Air in the Tunnels

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Compressed Air in the Tunnels

Compressed air was used to keep the water out of the Pennsylvania RR's Manhattan tunnels.

Compressed Air in the Tunnels

Video thumbnail: American Experience Confined Labor in the Tunnels

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Confined Labor in the Tunnels

Excavation workers, called “sandhogs,” faced many dangers working in a confined space.

Confined Labor in the Tunnels

Video thumbnail: American Experience Penn Station Central Control

American Experience

Penn Station Central Control

Behind the scenes at the country's busiest transportation hub - NYC's Penn Station.

Penn Station Central Control

Video thumbnail: American Experience Tunneling the East River

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Tunneling the East River

Tunneling under the Hudson river proved easy, but the East River was becoming a nightmare.

Tunneling the East River