Broad Street Station is Closed


City Planning

April 27th, 1952

  • Broad Street Station

Broad Street Station is closed to make way for Penn Center. The Philadelphia Orchestra plays as the last train departs. The model for Penn Center was Rockefeller Center in New York. Gregory L. Heller, Ed Bacon, Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia, Philadelphia; The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013, p99

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