Conceptual Renderings Available Here
Earlier today, Governor Cuomo announced a proposal to transform Penn Station and the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub.A number of conceptual renderings from the proposal are available below.
Full album of conceptual renderings available: here.
Aerial view of completed Empire Station complex: here.
PENN STATION REDEVELOPMENT OPTIONS
The project will be advanced by a public-private partnership on an unprecedented scale, resulting in one holistic and interconnected world-class station. Solicitations to developers will be issued by the state (which owns the Farley Post Office) and Amtrak (which owns Penn Station) this week. The solicitation will be flexible, and there are several design options for redeveloping Penn Station. Those options include:
1.) A friendly, negotiated condemnation and removal of the MSG Paramount Theater, creating the opportunity to construct an 8th Avenue grand entrance with concourse, retail and commercial space.
View from 8th avenue: here
2.) Close 33rd Street and use skylights and a new entrance to bring natural light to the concourse below.
3.) Open the site through new entrances at the corners and mid-block.
Additional options include creating a 7th Avenue grand entrance, or renovating Penn Station as is, improving the configuration of the interior, facilities and retail, but without major external changes.
View from new train hall inside Farley building: here
View from inside the redesigned Penn Station: here
More information is available here.