Gallery: SOM Redesigns NYC’s Penn Station to Include Light-Filled Moyni...

Photo credit: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
New York's Penn Station is the busiest train station it the entire country, handling more than 600,000 passengers every day, but the subterranean station leaves much to be desired. It's cramped, claustrophobic, and completely devoid of natural light, but all that is changing. After nearly two decades of delays, construction on the long awaited Moynihan Station finally began last fall thanks to $83.3 million in stimulus funds. The project, designed by SOM, entails redeveloping the Farley Post Office building into a train station that will be connected to the current Penn Station. From the look of SOM's renderings, the open, light filled space will be anything but cramped and claustrophobic. Read on for a history of the project and a look at the planned building.

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  1. Michael Rouchell December 10, 2014 at 11:24 pm
    Image 8 of 9 looks no better than present Penn Station. The best option is to reconstruct the historic station.
  2. betty boop March 20, 2011 at 11:04 am
    Save the Farley Post Office this project is in violation of Federal Landmark kaws
  3. seamusdubh March 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    I'm curious as to how well the glass roof will hold up to New York snow fall in winter.