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9/27/16

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Plan Steams Ahead for New Train Hall Near Penn Station

Design by SOM | Image by SOM & Methanoia Inc. | Courtesy Governor Andrew Cuomo's office

Source: The Wall Street Journal

A plan to recreate a grand train hall lost when the old Pennsylvania Station was demolished in 1963 is at last moving forward, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised on Tuesday.

Mr. Cuomo announced a financial blueprint and the selection of a development team that will create a new, glass-enclosed train hall named for the late Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the old James A. Farley post office, across Eighth Avenue from the current Penn Station.

He said the $1.595 billion project would move ahead on a fast track after more than two decades on the drawing board. Some work would begin later this year before a final contract is signed and before design work is completed. The hall will open in 2020, he said.

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