Moynihan Train Hall Wins Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

Photo: Lucas Blair Simpson | Aaron Fedor © SOM

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has granted Moynihan Train Hall the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award. The Moses Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honors for excellence in the restoration, preservation, or adaptive use of historic buildings, streetscapes, and landscapes.

Designed by SOM over the course of two decades, the monumental civic project converted McKim, Mead & White’s 1913 Beaux-Arts James A. Farley Post Office into a 21st-century train hall. Located across from Penn Station, the new, skylit Moynihan Train Hall offers a tangible link to New York’s grand history while adding much-needed capacity to the heart of the region’s rail network. The state-of-the-art transportation facility increases the concourse space of the station complex significantly, relieves platform congestion, and reimagines the travel experience for hundreds of thousands of commuters while creating New York’s next great civic destination.

SOM would like to congratulate the world-class team of public-private partners that has guided Moynihan Train Hall to completion – the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Empire State Development, Skanska, Vornado Realty Trust, Related, the MTA, Long Island Rail Road, and Amtrak.

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