Houston, United States
Creating a new front door for New York
Moynihan Train Hall is one of the most monumental civic projects undertaken in New York City in a generation. More than a century after the construction of the original Penn Station, and almost six decades after its demolition, the opening of the Train Hall on New Year’s Day in 2021 realized a long-held New York dream. The project, championed by the visionary Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the 1990s, expands the existing Penn Station with a 255,000-square-foot, modern rail hub inside the Beaux-Arts Farley Building.
Situated across Penn Station between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and West 31st and West 33rd Streets, the Train Hall reverses the dark, overcrowded experience that so many commuters have endured for decades. 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 station.