Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels

October 30, 2020
Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels

Conquering Gotham re- creates the riveting struggle waged by thegreat Pennsylvania Railroad to build Penn Station and themonumental system of tunnels that would connect water-boundManhattan to the rest of the continent by rail. Historian JillJonnes tells a ravishing tale of snarling plutocrats, engineeringfeats, and backroom politicking packed with the most colorfulfigures of Gilded Age New York.Conquering Gotham will be featured in an upcoming episdoe of PBS'sAmerican Experience.