April 18, 2015 – Marking the 50th anniversary of a landmark preservation law, a new photo exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York shows the structures that have been protected as well as architectural losses razed before the change. The demolition of Pennsylvania Station in 1963 to make way for Madison Square Garden shocked city residents into passing the law. The beautiful railroad station had been built in 1910. Since 1965, more than 30,000 structures and environments throughout the city’s five boroughs have been given landmark status.
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