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6/19/17

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Penn Station to Move Forward with $1.6 Billion Redevelopment

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Source: Contract Magazine

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced plans to move forward with a $1.6 billion overhaul of Penn Station, with design led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The massive redevelopment will transform the James A. Farley Building on 34th Street and Eighth Avenue into the Moynihan Train Hall. New renderings were also unveiled, further showcasing the redesign, which is slated for completion in 2020.

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The 255,000-square-foot Moynihan Train Hall is slated to feature 70,000 square feet of new commercial, retail, and dining venues. In addition to the introduction of a Ninth Avenue entrance, the train hall will also house nine platforms and 17 tracks, while a 92-foot-tall skylight will be installed above the hall’s iconic steel trusses. The transformation will expand Penn Station’s total floor space by more than 50 percent.

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