Art: Penn Pals

The New Yorker who yearns to fancy himself in the great tepidarium (warm room) of an ancient Roman bath need go no further than Pennsylvania Station: its main waiting room is almost a duplicate of the hall of the old Baths of Caracalla. The station also has a classical colonnaded facade, broad and elegant staircases, a huge, skylighted concourse with vaulting arches of lacy steel and glass. It smells of past grandeur and wars and old steam and tears and waitin'-for-the-train-to-come-in. All this is going to be torn down because it no longer...

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