Continuing its longstanding role involving the renovations of New York City’s James A. Farley Post Office, locally-based firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) released renderings of its updated plans turn the 1913 Neoclassical building into a modern train hall. Sitting adjacent from Pennsylvania (Penn) Station, along Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, the new developments to the nearly vacant structure will help to anchor the $1 billion project slated for the intercity railroad station. The new construction will increase the lobby space by an estimated 50 percent, and help to alleviate the traffic of Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road, and New Jersey Transit riders that arrive into the already crowded station, according to SOM’s press release.
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Moynihan Train Hall Renderings Revealed by SOM
Source: Architect Magazine