NEW YORK | Midtown West Masterplan

The First Phase looks at the block between 9th and 10th Avenues, and West 30th and 31st

Streets. Conveniently aligned with the portal to the Gateway Tunnel, this site will house the new Penn South Station and allow for New Jersey Transit to operate in its own space, permitting Long Island Railroad, and Amtrak to expand in the existing Penn/Moynihan complex and making room for future Metro North Trains. Above the station will be the new 270 bay PABT as well as office space for Amtrak and the Port Authority. The Lincoln Tunnel Expressway currently connecting the tunnel to this site will become a dedicated busway, streamlining traffic, and making the roads above more navigable for other vehicles. New pedestrian connections between the Proposed Penn South/PABT, Hudson Yards Manhattan West, and the Penn/Moynihan Complexes will be made as well.

The Second Phase encompasses the demolition of the existing PABT and the associated ramps connecting it to the Lincoln Tunnel, as well as creating a platform over West 40th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues.

The Third Phase includes clearing the three blocks located between 9th and 10th Avenues, and West 38th and 41st Streets, which was previously occupied by the PABT ramps, to be developed into a larger, more capable MSG with ancillary entertainment facilities. The added space will allow it to have a much higher capacity and more flexible functionality. The platform over West 40th Street will allow for a bi-level setup for delivery and access to the Arena. The old PABT can now be redeveloped.




I mean… I love the idea of combining Penn South and a new bus terminal. I love the idea of moving MSG to the old bus terminal location. Untangling that mess of roads… yes! That’s all great.

But that location for Penn South + new bus terminal is just dumb. It’s too far from the rest of Penn Station, too far from the major subway lines, and too far from the rest of midtown. I’m not even sure the tracks could be configured in a sensible way for that to work for NJT operations. And could you really fit an effective bus terminal into a space that small? Just going vertical only works to a certain point.



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None of this has actually been proposed yet. It’s just speculative.


Another speculative project with the rebuilt the Penn and Madison Square Garden (II).

Does anyone know more about the project? or whether these drawings are older?