Moynihan Train Hall in New York City has been honored with the Prix Versailles 2021 for passenger stations. The program, organized in association with UNESCO, recognizes projects around the world for outstanding design both inside and out, and promotes buildings that bring culture and commerce together to enhance the beauty and sustainability of the built environment.
Moynihan Train Hall is one of the most monumental civic projects undertaken in New York City in a generation. It realizes a long-held New York dream—to expand Penn Station into the landmark James A. Farley Post Office Building. It brings light to the station’s concourses for the first time in more than 50 years, doubles the total concourse space, and restores the dignified sense of arrival that was lost with the destruction of McKim, Mead & White’s original Penn Station.