New York's New Penn Station Is the Marketing Opportunity Amtrak Has Been Dreaming Of

Moynihan Train Hall could help the railroad position itself as a premium travel option

In 1963, when the Pennsylvania Railroad took a wrecking ball to its opulent Manhattan train station—a Beaux-Arts colossus of pink granite modeled off the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome—Yale architecture professor Vincent Scully lamented the loss with words that have since become famous.