30th Street Station William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, is an intermodal transit station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it is the metropolitan area's main railroad station, is a major stop on Amtrak's Northeast and Keystone corridors. It doubles as a major commuter rail station, it is served by several SEPTA city and suburban buses, as well as buses operated by NJ Transit and intercity operators. The station, which served more than 4 million inter-city rail passengers in 2018, is Amtrak's third-busiest, after Penn Station in Manhattan and Union Station in Washington, D. C. and the nation's 11th-busiest train station overall. The station is located at 2955 Market Street, it is located in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, just across the Schuylkill River from Center City. The building, which first opened in 1933, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Amtrak's code for the station is PHL, its IATA Airport Code is ZFV on United because Amtrak's service to Newark Liberty International Airport is codeshared with United Airlines.
30th Street Station is Amtrak's third-busiest station, by far the busiest of the 24 stations served in Pennsylvania, serving 4,411,662 passengers in fiscal year 2017. On an average day in fiscal 2013, about 12,000 people boarded or left trains in Philadelphia, nearly twice as many as in the rest of the Pennsylvania stations combined; the Pennsylvania Railroad, headquartered in Philadelphia, acquired tunnel rights from the Schuylkill River to 15th Street from the city of Philadelphia in return for land that the city needed to construct the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. This allowed the company to build both Suburban Station and the 30th Street Station, which replaced Broad Street station as the latter was too small. Broad Street Station was a stub-end terminal in Center City and through trains had to back in and out, the company wanted a location which would accommodate trains between New York City and Washington. D. C. Broad St. station handled a large commuter operation, which the new underground Suburban Station was built to handle.
The Chicago architectural firm of Graham, Anderson and White, the successor to D. H. Burnham & Company, designed the structure known as Pennsylvania Station–30th Street in accord with the naming style of other Pennsylvania Stations, its design was influenced by the Northeast Corridor electrification that allowed trains to pass beneath the station without exposing passengers to soot as steam engines of earlier times had. The station had a number of innovative features, including a pneumatic tube system, an electronic intercom, a reinforced roof with space for small aircraft to land, contained a mortuary, a chapel and more than 3,000 square feet of hospital space. Construction began in 1927 and the station opened in 1933, starting with two platform tracks; the vast waiting room is faced with travertine and the coffered ceiling is painted gold and cream. The building's exterior has columned porte-cocheres on the west and east facade, shows a balance between classical and modern architectural styles.
Until 1958, 30th Street Station was one of two major intercity stations in Philadelphia, the other being the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's station on Chestnut Street. However, when the B&O ended all service north of Baltimore in 1958, 30th Street became the major intercity terminal in the Delaware Valley. In the 1970s, Amtrak installed a Solari board in the main waiting room to display train departure information. On November 30, 2018, officials announced that the board — by the railroad's last remaining Solari device — would be replaced with a digital board. A minor public outcry followed, within days, Rep. Brendan Boyle urged Amtrak CEO Richard H. Anderson to reconsider. In January 2019, Amtrak sent the board to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, reserving the right to reclaim it if it could be worked into the station's planned renovation. On February 28, 2019, the new digital board began operation; the Museum placed the Solari board on static display in July 2019. In 2005, Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trust asked Amtrak to change the name of 30th Street Station to "Ben Franklin Station" as part of the celebration of Ben Franklin's 300th birthday in January 2006.
The cost of replacing signs at the station was estimated at $3 million. In January, Philadelphia Mayor John Street threw his support behind the name change, but others had mixed reactions to the proposal. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, a former mayor of Philadelphia, was lukewarm, while Amtrak officials worried that a "Ben" station could be confused with its other three "Penn" stations. On January 25, 2006, Pew abandoned the campaign. In August 2014, Congress passed a law to rename the station to William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in honor of the late congressman. At the time, the change was to occur "in the next few months". In 2019, signs were installed outside the station with the new name and plans were announced for a statue of Gray and a memorial plaque; the name change took effect on February 6, 2020. The building is owned by Amtrak and houses many Amtrak corporate offices, although Amtrak is headquartered at Union Station in Washington, D. C; the 562,000 ft² facility features a cavernous main passenger concourse with ornate Art Deco decor.
"Reunion" is episode 10 of season 2 in the television show Angel. Angel tells his associates that Drusilla has returned and, working with Wolfram and Hart, has made Darla a vampire again. Wesley and Cordelia investigate the law firm's plans for Drusilla and Darla as Angel prepares to stake the two vampires. Angel tracks down Lindsay, sheltering Drusilla and Darla, he attempts to stake the unconscious Darla. Darla revives as Drusilla struggle. At Wolfram and Hart and Lindsey are discussing the evening's planned party when Drusilla arrives to update them on recent events. Darla drags Drusilla off; as Angel races to the W&H offices, Cordelia has a vision. The angry Darla and Drusilla quarrel. Darla and Drusilla go shopping. Angel brusquely completes the mission from Cordelia's vision heads back toward Wolfram & Hart. Holland unleashes Drusilla on Los Angeles. Angel forces his way into Hart, demanding information. Lindsey refuses, she releases him, hoping he can stop Drusilla's killing spree. Holland hosts a wine tasting party for his colleagues in his home's wine cellar.
As he makes a speech and Drusilla appear, intent on slaughter. Holland attempts to convince the two that his associates are their allies, to little effect. Angel learns where Darla and Drusilla have gone; when he arrives at Holland's home, however, he refuses to stop Darla and Drusilla, instead locking the wine cellar to prevent the lawyers from escaping the vampires. When Angel tells his associates what he has done, they object, fearing that Angel is descending into corruption and "darkness." He leaves. Angel snaps and goes to extreme measures, letting Darla and Drusilla kill Holland Manners and many other employees of Wolfram & Hart Angel fires Wesley and Cordelia, furthering his descent into darkness and despair. Drusilla sings "Run and Catch" while standing over Darla's body, a song she says her mother used to sing to her in the Buffy episode "Lie to Me". Before Darla rises into a vampire, Angel removes a veil covering her face. During the fight with Drusilla the veil is back in place. While the veil is lifted, the veins in Darla's neck are visibly pulsing, despite the fact she is supposed to be dead.
When Cordelia has a vision causing Angel to perform a U-turn, skid marks are visible on the road from previous takes. During the same U-turn sequence as the car swerves, all other characters can be seen as their stunt doubles excluding Cordelia who appears as a mannequin; the Futon Critic named it the 20th best episode of 2000, saying the episode had several jaw-dropping moments and that he "never wanted to see the next episode of a series more than this one." "Reunion" on IMDb "Reunion" at TV.com
For the English composer, see Stanley Black. Stanley Black is an American real estate philanthropist from Beverly Hills, California, he is the chairman of the Black Equities Group. Through his company, he is the owner of 18 million square feet of commercial real estate in 35 states, he is a large supporter of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Stanley Black was born to a Jewish family in 1932, his father, Jack Black, led the Textile Division at the United Jewish Fund. His mother, Victoria Black, was a philanthropist; the Jack and Victoria Black Parkway at the Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, a non-profit organization which helps struggling families, was named in their honor. His father died, he started his career at the Buckeye Realty & Management Corporation, a real estate development company founded by George Konheim. In 1955, he co-founded KB Management, a construction company, with Arthur Kaplan, a friend of his father's, it became a real estate development company with over $375 million in holdings.
The firm closed down in 1985. In 1985, Black and his son Jack founded a real estate investment company. Through the company, he owns more than 18 million square feet of commercial real estate in thirty-five American states; some of his tenants are Burger King and Office Depot. He has published five editions of Thoughts to Live By, a booklet with eighty sayings of business advice. Black is a donor to Jewish organizations, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles ORT College, a non-profit two-year Jewish college part of World ORT, where the American ORT Stanley and Joyce Black Family Building is named for he and his wife. He has made charitable contributions to the City of Hope, the Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Big Brothers, the American Friends of Tel Aviv University, the American Friends of the Hebrew University, The Guardians of the Jewish Home for the Aging, Yeshiva Gedolah/Michael Diller High School, he co-chaired a fundraiser for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
He has donated to the Boy Scouts of America, the Los Angeles Music Center, the Union Rescue Mission. Moreover, he is a large supporter of the Jewish Vocational Services, a non-profit organization which helps Jews who are unemployed in Southern California find work again. Additionally, he helped establish the Goldsmith Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. In June 2016, he unveiled a new Torah he commissioned in Israel for the Temple of the Arts, a synagogue based at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Black has supported healthcare organizations. In 2000, he donated US$1 million to the Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services for the establishment of the Joyce and Stanley Black Family Special Care Facility. In January 2012, he donated US$5 more million, which led to the Joyce and Stanley Black Family Campus. In 2004, he made a large donation to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which renamed its garden the Joyce and Stanley Black and Family Healing and Meditation Garden. In 2013, he donated another US$15 million to the CHLA.
As a result, the former Gateway Building facing Sunset Boulevard was renamed the Joyce and Stanley Black Family Building. In September 2014, again on September 27, 2015 he held fundraisers for Wells Bring Hope, a non-profit organization which drills wells in Niger to bring water to rural communities, he has a been a long-term supporter of the Chai Center in Los Angeles, will serve as the'Dinner Chair' for the Chai Center's annual Banquet in 2018 He was married to Joyce Black, the daughter of Jacob and Frieda Gottlieb. A philanthropist, she served on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Opera, they had three children: Jack Black. He resides in Beverly Hills, California