: News Article:
NY Times - Michael Kimmelman Thinks the Garden Should Move
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03-28-2013, 05:09 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
I never thought i'd be discussing architecture on hfboards.
Anyway, if penn station needs to expand because of increasing transit, that makes sense to me (although it is going to require SO MUCH money), but the idea of building an aesthetically pleasing terminal to encourage public transit seems asinine. Has anyone ever chosen to fly out of Newark Liberty because of the pleasing terminal design? Or chosen not to take NJ transit or the LIRR because they had to walk through Penn Station? People use public transportation (especially in NYC) because it is typically the most convenient/cost-effective option, not to look at pretty buildings.
In regards to the article posted by the OP: I personally love the exterior of the garden as is. It is a landmark, especially at a time when all new sports complexes are being built to look like flying saucers from 50s sci-fi films. It's not like we're talking about the vet or the colisseum here.
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