Art: New Stations

As every U.S. commuter knows, a railroad station should not be drafty, ill-lighted, noisy, depressing; but many are. U.S. railroads, long conscious of this situation, have been kept from doing anything drastic about it, first by Depression, second by war. But, despite these handicaps, many U.S. railroad companies have hired industrial designers to experiment on a small scale with the problems of modern railroad design. One is Manhattan's Raymond Loewy, who believes with simple passion that "a railroad station is not a house," and who is busy modernizing stations for the Pennsylvania Railroad.*...

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