The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has selected Moynihan Train Hall's West End Concourse as a 2018 MASterworks Award winner. The annual awards program honors projects that have made an outstanding contribution to the built environment in New York City. The concourse is honored in the Best New Infrastructure category.
Completed in 2017 as part of Phase I of the development of Moynihan Train Hall, the West End Concourse connects Pennsylvania Station with the adjacent James A. Farley Post Office building, while expanding access to Amtrak and the Long Island Railroad. Phase II of the project will convert the Farley building into a modern, skylit train hall, further expanding the capacity of the Penn Station complex. It is scheduled for completion in 2020.
MAS is a nonprofit organization with a 125-year legacy of advocating for the betterment of New York City through design, planning, and preservation initiatives. In 2016, MAS selected SOM's Public Safety Answering Center II as a MASterworks Award winner, also in the Best New Infrastructure category. Other award winners in 2018 include the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, the Tenement Museum, Empire Stores, Kew Gardens Hills Library, and Gowanus Canal Sponge Park.