"The Glory of Penn Station: Lost Forever?" Lecture in NYC on October 26


New Yorkers continue to mourn the loss of McKim, Mead & White’s magnificent Pennsylvania Station, which opened in 1911 and was egregiously razed a mere 53 years later, to intense public outrage. It lives on in our collective memory and in countless books and documentaries. But how many of us dream that one day, the quintessence of Beaux Arts glory would return? Sound far-fetched?  Maybe not. On October 26 in New York City, architect Richard Cameron will detail the National Civic Art Society's plan to rebuild McKim’s masterpiece. Historian David Garrard Lowe will begin the program with an illustrated tribute to Charles Follen McKim, and the presentation will conclude with a discussion of the campaign to resurrect the station. An event not to be missed!
Date and Time: October 26 at 6:00 PM
Location: India House, One Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004
Cost: $59
Details: The lecture will be preceded by a cocktail reception and followed by a buffet dinner.
RSVP: You must reserve directly with India House at (212) 269-2323, press 3; or e-mail membership@indiahouse.nyc. Payment required in advance to India House, cash or check only.

About the Speakers:

Richard Cameron is principal at Atelier & Co, a boutique architecture and design firm based in Brooklyn. In 1991 he co-founded the Institute for the Study of Classical Architecture (now The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art). He has taught drawing, design, and history at the Institute since its foundation. He is currently the Acting Director of Education and the Director of The Beaux Arts Atelier. His work has appeared in The New York TimesWall Street JournalHouse & Garden, and Period Homes.

David Garrard Lowe is a well-known lecturer, cultural historian, and author. His articles have appeared in The New York TimesWall Street JournalAmerican HeritageHouse & Garden, and City Journal. His books include Stanford White's New YorkBeaux Arts New YorkLost Chicago; and Art Deco New York. Mr. Lowe has lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, American Academy in Rome, on cruises in the Mediterranean, and crossing the Atlantic on Queen Mary 2.