Moynihan Train Hall has won its 50th award. The Municipal Art Society of New York has selected the transportation hub as the Best New Infrastructure winner in its 2022 MASterworks Award program, which honors projects that make a significant impact on New York City’s built environment.
Debbie Millman, host of Design Matters and a 2022 award juror, said, “I spent a good chunk of my childhood commuting from Long Island to Manhattan and Staten Island. I spent a lot of time in Penn Station. I don’t think I could point to a bigger transformation of an experience from Penn Station to Moynihan Train Hall. In terms of transforming an experience for millions of people, there is no comparison. ”
Moynihan Train Hall is one of the most monumental civic projects undertaken in New York City in recent memory. SOM led the adaptive reuse of the landmark Farley Post Office Building into an extension of Penn Station, restoring the grandeur that characterized the original station and vastly increasing its concourse space.