The only proper way to fix Penn is to tear down that heinous garbage known as MSG and build a proper headhouse worthy of being in New York. But we all know the Dolans will never let MSG go so that’s entirely out of the question.
I hope the new proposals are at least decent since that’s what we are going to be stuck with.
And for the love of God, I hope NJT isn’t given the short end of the stick like it was with Moynihan.
do you think the towers will increase, decrease, or remain untouched in height?
The only height that we know of is for Penn 15, at 1,270 ft. The other heights aren’t decided.
The overall sqft of the entire development was cut a little bit but what the developers will do with it is undecided.
I believe this is only for the train station itself, not the towers. Plus they’re still going thru the process about the new tracks south. They want the train station under construction while the gateway tunnel starts construction and before the new lines come from the bronx finishes.
A little information from the RFP, bids are due by the end of next month…
The bids will produce their own renderings of what the rebuilt station would look like, but the conceptual renderings that were released last year give an idea of the openness they are looking for…
I’m eager to see what the architects who bid plan to create for this. Let’s hope NJT isn’t continuously treated as the “other” railroad and given subpar spaces.
"Amtrak announced it hired engineering and consulting firm Arup to begin designing options for new tracks, platforms and concourses connected to a potential Penn Station addition.
The design team led by Arup and including Grimshaw, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Hatch LTK, and Lendlease has international experience developing and implementing projects around the world, including the Fulton Street Center, Hudson Yards and Second Avenue Subway in New York; Euston and Kings Cross Stations in London; Southern Cross and Metro Martin Place in Australia; and the Union Square Development at Kowloon Station in Hong Kong."