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6/21/18

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See Moynihan Train Hall’s Massive Skylight Being Installed

Image © Empire State Development, courtesy of SOM | Volley

Source: 6sqft

After starting construction last summer, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)‘s reimagined Moynihan Train Hall is now beginning to take shape. Part of Governor Cuomo’s Empire Station Complex revamp of Penn Station, the old James A. Farley Post Office will be transformed into a crystal palace-esque boarding concourse with a 92-foot high skylight atop the 1913 building’s original steel trusses. CityRealty recently got an exclusive aerial look at how construction is progressing on the glass skylights ahead of the Train Hall’s anticipated 2020 opening.

The massive 255,000-square-foot mail sorting room is being transformed into a new boarding concourse to aid in the reduction of congestion and to modernize Penn Station into a 21st-century train station, increasing Penn Station’s total concourse floor space by more than 50 percent.

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