Broad Street Station wasn’t just a train station of the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1881 until 1953, it was a muscular symbol of the largest company in the United States, designed by Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. The Broad Street Station was destroyed by a two-day fire on June 11, 1923. After being rebuilt, another fire erupted at the Station on September 12, 1943. While it was rebuilt after the second fire, its importance diminished with the construction of both 30th Street Station and Suburban Station in the 1920s and 1930s. The Broad Street Station was ultimately closed in 1952 and demolished in 1953. Where the rail viaduct that left the station (the infamous “Chinese Wall”) once stood now rise Philadelphia’s high-rise district.