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Remembering a Hotel Pennsylvania Not on Death Row

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Travel website users have turned Hotel Pennsylvania horror stories into a competitive sport, but go back about a hundred years and you'll find Hotel Penn photos of a different type: architecture porn! With the poorly kept up?but still highly profitable?Midtown hotel facing the wrecking ball, we've been occasionally hearing from loyal fans of the McKim, Mead & White-designed colossus. One just sent along an Architectural Review story on the hotel from March 1919, urging us to "see what glories once were, and help us Save Hotel Pennsylvania." Indeed, t'was glorious. Check out the PDF below, as well as a less glorious but more recent lobby shot from a TripAdvisor user.

Original Hotel Penn 1919
· Hotel Pennsylvania coverage [Curbed]