New York to Move Forward with Penn Station, Farley Building RedesignWill Speros • July 24, 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed plans to move forward with the execution of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s (SOM) redesign of Penn Station in Manhattan. The $1.6 billion overhaul will see the James A. Farley Building on 34th Street and Eighth Avenue reimagined as the Moynihan Train Hall. The project is scheduled for a 2020 completion.
Spanning 255,000 square feet, the Moynihan Train Hall is expected to house 70,000 square feet of new retail and dining options, nine platforms and 17 tracks, and a new entrance on Ninth Avenue. A 92-foot-tall skylight meant to evoke the feel of old Penn Station will be constructed above the interior’s striking steel trusses.
The transformation will grow Penn Station’s total floor space by more than 50 percent.