Conquering Gotham: A Gilded Age Epic: The Construction of Penn Station and Its Tunnels

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jill Jonnes
Narrator: David Drummond
Genres: North America
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published In: May 2007
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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The demolition of Penn Station in 1963 destroyed not just a soaring neoclassical edifice but also a building that commemorated one of the last century's great engineering feats---the construction of railroad tunnels into New York City. Now, in this gripping narrative, Jill Jonnes tells this fascinating story.

Author Details

Author Details

Jonnes, Jill

Daughter of American civil servant abroad, Jill Jonnes grew up in many countries. She graduated from Barnard College and the Columbia School of Journalism, has written for The Record (Bergen, N.J.), and free-lances for numerous magazines. Married to a physician, she now lives in Baltimore.