New Yorkers and others who remember the old Penn Station were aghast at its demolition in 1963 after being in service for only 50 years. The replacement has always been considered a failure, too small to accommodate the passenger load.
The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan began lobbying for a replacement over 20 years ago, using the unused part Farley Post Office, a glorious Beaux-Arts building designed by McKim Mead and White and constructed in 1914.
The new Train station hub, will connect and function with the platform level, with various public/commuter related services The new station’s concourse will be larger than that of Grand Central Station highlighted by a 90’ high glass ceiling composed of 4 enormous skylights using trusses from the old Farley Station, a reminder of the soaring train shed of the old station.
Set to open in 2020, JLL | Merritt & Harris is proud to have been selected as the construction consultant on this project.