Showing posts with label Moynihan Train Hall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moynihan Train Hall. Show all posts

Sep 12, 2018

Farley Post Office Transformation to Moynihan Train Hall

The James A. Farley Post Office building, completed in 1913 by McKim, Mead & White was built adjacent to the firm’s Penn Station located across the street. After the demolition of the old Penn Station, the Farley building became one of the first buildings protected under the city’s new Landmarks Law.

Farley Post office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced several milestones for the project., The Farley Post office to the Moynihan Train Hall—namely, the fact that the structure for its enormous skylight has been installed, and the first glass panel for that architectural feature has been placed.

The original Pennsylvania Station, opened in 1910, was designed by the famed McKim, Mead & White architecture firm. The station's steel and glass concourse pictured below, with its great domed roof, suggests the motion and power of the modern age.
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Photo: Courtesy of Library of Congress

Although a Beaux-Arts architectural masterpiece built of marble to last forever the railroad sold the air rights above the Penn Station. The building was demolished in 1960 and replaced by an office tower and new Madison Square Garden. The new Penn Station would be underground below Madison Square Garden.

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York's Senator for 24 years, spent over a decade championing a modern Pennsylvania Station for New York City. As a child during the Great Depression, he sold newspapers and shined shoes in the old Penn Station.

Senator Moynihan believed that America is the land of second chances. He saw the idea to build a new Penn Station in the landmark Farley Post Office across Eighth Ave from Penn Station as New York's golden opportunity to redeem itself for tearing down the original Pennsylvania Station.

When it’s completed in 2020, the Moynihan Train Hall will connect to the current Penn Station, offering new access points, more tracks, and a less claustrophobic waiting area for commuters. 

Sep 27, 2016

Penn Station Farley Complex | Moynihan Train Hall

Moynihan Train Hall Rendering by governorandrewcoumo Image Courtesy SOM

Penn Station Farley Complex | Moynihan Train Hall

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans for the Penn Station Farley Complex along with announcing the developers and builders who will collaborate on the project. 

255,000 square feet (larger than Grand Central Terminal), and will be known as the Moynihan Train Hall. It will hold Amtrak and the LIRR, along with 700,000 square feet of retail and office space. 

A new train hall with LIRR ticketing and waiting areas, a redesigned LIRR concourse at Penn, plus a redesign of the A,C, E and 1,2, 3 subway lines at Penn Station-34th Street are among the plans.

The James A. Farley Post Office will be transformed into a world-class transportation hub. The Governor announced the selection of a developer-builder team including three companies, Related Companies, Vornado Realty LP, and Skanska AB to redevelop the Farley Building, creating a new 255,000 square foot Train Hall to house passenger facilities for the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak. 

The James A. Farley Post Office building larger than Grand Central Terminal will be known as the Moynihan Train Hall. It will hold Amtrak and the LIRR, along with 700,000 square feet of retail and office space. 

To see renderings of Moynihan Train Hall, click this link:

To see renderings of Penn Station LIRR Concourse, click this link:

For more information about A SubwayC SubwayE Subway and 1 Subway2 Subway3 Subway at 34th Street Station redesign, click this link:

Unveiling The New Penn Station Farley Complex

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