After decades of planning and three years of building, Manhattan Moynihan Train Hall It finally opened its doors today to travelers. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, A 255,000-square-foot redevelopment of the distinctive James A. Farley Post Office building illuminates a large new hall for the Amtrak and Long Island Rail Service at Pennsylvania Station, filled with a 92-foot-high glass atrium that dates back to the original. Terminal. The new space, unveiled by Governor Cuomo on Wednesday, will help ease congestion and improve train scheduling and capacity.
The facility is located directly across from Penn Station on Eighth Avenue, and provides direct access to Amtrak, the Long Island Railroad, and six existing subway lines serving the area. The project also included the addition of eight new train tracks, expansion of ticketing and baggage check-up areas, lounge areas for premium customers, a business center, and free Wi-Fi throughout.
The facility’s most impressive element is the glass canopy, which features four arched arches, each made of 500 panels within a slender metal frame. This bright hall is an incomparable improvement over the narrow lanes and maze of the Pennsylvania Subterranean Station, and it will make commuting through one of New York City’s busiest corners a sunny affair.
The redevelopment of the public and private sectors was led by a host of entities including Empire State DevelopmentAnd the Fornado Realty TrustAnd the Related companies, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Amtrak, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Skanska served as the construction manager for the project, which he first started working on in 2017.
The hall is part of a $ 1.6 billion project that will ultimately include additional corridors, subway entrances, and a variety of retail and dining options for waiting passengers.
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