Tag Archives: Penn Station

NEW YORK CITY: Plans Unveiled For New Penn Station, Gov. Cuomo Sets Aggressive 2020 Completion Target

As you can see, the design echoes the original Penn, which was demolished to continuing lament over 50 years ago. Curbed New York reports: Brace yourselves, New Yorkers: a new Penn Station is officially coming—for real this time. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans for the forthcoming Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex, along with announcing the developers and builders who will collaborate …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gov. Cuomo Lays Out Ambitious $3 Billion Renovation Plan For Penn Station

Gothamist reports: Governor Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he is spearheading a comprehensive overhaul of Penn Station. In conjunction with Amtrak and the MTA, the renovation will seek a private developer to convert the Farley post office building on Eighth Avenue into a grand, sun-soaked waiting area. Maybe this time the stories will be true? The project—dubbed the Empire Station …

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The Destruction Of Penn Station

Mashable has published a photo essay which looks back at the original Penn Station. In 1910, when New York City transportation terminal Pennsylvania Station opened, it was widely praised for its majestic architecture. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, it featured pink granite construction and a stately colonnade on the exterior.The main waiting room, inspired by the Roman Baths of Caracalla, …

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Afternoon View – Penn Station Amtrak

Milling about, milling about, milling about. Track number announcement. Mad dash for the gate where 500 people try to fit through a four-foot doorway at the same time. Always a shining moment for modern mass transit, truly.

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Penn Station Shut Down

If you’re traveling via Amtrak today, be advised that Amtrak and NJ Transit have temporarily suspended service to Penn Station due to an electrical problem. Check Twitter for updates. At the moment it looks like some trains are returning to New Jersey because they can’t enter Penn. What a mess. Expect delays to ripple up and down the east coast …

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Moynihan Station Deal Alive Again

The on again-off again plan to turn NYC’s historic Farley Post Office into a massive and grand replacement for Penn Station is on again. After months of negotiations — and years after it first pulled out of the project — Amtrak reached a preliminary agreement to move to an annex of Pennsylvania Station planned for the James A. Farley Post …

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Morning View – Madison Square Garden

The fourth incarnation of Madison Square Garden sits atop Penn Station in midtown, about a mile and a half from the actual Madison Square, where the first Garden was built in 1879. The current Garden was built in 1968 at the cost of the grand above-ground Beaux Arts portion of Penn Station (which you know if you are watching Mad …

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