Having an elaborate bronze stand day after day behind a bland concrete pillar of the uninspiring building that replaced Penn Station seems too much to bare.
There may be a solution. The other day I noticed that two statuary niches in the Farley Post Office were empty. It also seems that the bronze of Samuel Rea would fit nicely one of them. Rea once stood in a similar niche inside Penn Station, as did a bronze of Alexander Cassatt, another president of the PRR and brother of painter Mary Cassatt. The bronze of Cassatt is now in the PRR museum in Pennsylvania, but surely it could be replicated.
How grand it would be for Cassatt and Rea to stand in the niches in front of the Farley Post Office. It would be a welcome interim step in making up for the loss of Penn Station by creating a new space for rail passenger travel in the old post office.