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Penn Station's $1.6B Revamp is Officially Moving Forward

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Source: Curbed

After myriad false starts, it looks like the massive redevelopment of the James A. Farley Post Office into the Moynihan Train Hall is finally going to happen. Governor Cuomo today announced that the $1.6 billion deal for the revamped Penn Station has been finalized, paving the way for the start of “major construction” on the new station. The announcement also comes with some new renderings of the project, which is expected to be completed by 2020 (in theory, at least).


The plan will transform the McKim, Mead and White-designed Farley building into an enormous 255,000-square-foot train hall, with a 92-foot skylight that’s meant to evoke the look and feel of the old Penn Station—as in, the one designed by MMW back at the turn of the 20th century. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, which has been on the project for years, will design the new station.

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