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RR Icon to Fall, Say Goodbye to the Hotel Penn
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RR Icon to Fall, Say Goodbye to the Hotel Penn
 
« on: Aug 26th, 2010, 1:27pm »
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The Empire State Building's owner lost his bid to stop a new skyscraper from rising in the neighborhood when the New York City Council approved zoning and land use changes Wednesday that pave the way for the 1,190-foot tower.

 
The full story from MSN
 
While not mentioned specifically in the news article, this building will be built on the current site of the Hotel Pennsylvania, replacing another piece of RR history.
 
A few more details on the Hotel Penn.


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« Reply #1 on: Aug 26th, 2010, 2:10pm »
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Hotel Pennsylvania is quite a place. Spent some time there when it held the yearly Hi Fidelity shows. And across the street is Penn Station. Upstairs, at that time, was Madison Square Garden. Used one of their phones to make a local call, and took notice that the phone number was still Pennsylvania 6-5000 (area code 212). Even stood outside the door of the room that Glenn Miller had rented. Food at the place was okay, but nothing spectacular, at that time.

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Last I knew, although I haven't checked in more than a year now, if you dialed that 212 number you would hear a snippet of that song made popular by Glen Miller about the hotel's phone number.  Calling the toll free number however did not get you that piece of history.

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