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New York's Penn Station by SOM
Country: United States
City: New York City
Address: New York’s Pennsylvania Station
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Building Uses: Transport hub
Penn Station in New York
The Moynihan Train Hall
The 486,000-square-foot (45,000-square-metres) hall would feature a curved glass roof set inside the 1903 Farley Post Office building, originally designed by McKim, Mead & White.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as a part of the larger renovation of Pennsylvania Station (Penn Station), which is located across the street from the Farley Post Office Building.
The Moynihan Train Hall renovation would accommodate passengers of the national railway, Amtrak, alleviating congestion in the existing station facility.
It would feature four bays of arched glass roofing springing from existing steel trusses.
Behind the waiting room, a second area, also featuring a glazed roof, would be converted into a shopping and dining arcade.
A new block-wide pedestrian tunnel would be built under 33rd Street connecting Moynihan with Penn Station.
Cuomo is currently soliciting real estate development proposals that would bridge the funding gap in exchange for control of the retail space and air rights at the station to build residential or office building nearby.
train station in the US, with more than 650,000 daily users passing through it from intercity and commuter rail lines, as well as the New York City Subway.
Dangerously overcrowded, the current facility, which is located under the Madison Square Garden arena, is only designed to accommodate 200,000 daily riders.
The new waiting room is named after the late US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who championed the idea of bringing passengers into the Farley building. It was designed by the same architects as the original Pennsylvania Station, which was demolished in 1961.
SOM estimates the project could be completed by 2018.
Other recent railway stations include UN Studio's depot in Arnhem, the Netherlands, the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf in London by Foster + Partners, and a elevated train stop in Chicago wrapped in a perforated tube by Ross Barney Architects.
Images are by SOM |courtesy Governor Andrew Cuomo's office. (via Dezeen)
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