It is real. The company I'm at is a consultant on it, although I have few details myself.
...and Gene Kohn over at KPF, too!
By the way, is it just a coincidence that guys named Gene are awful architects or is there something to that?
I think A. People need to calm down
I think B. People need to pick up some architectural history books
Cost estimates for Moynihan project are ‘premature’
by amy zimmer
JUN 29, 2007
MANHATTAN. Though the Pataki administration tried to fast-track a $900 million project to turn the James A. Farley Post Office into the new Moynihan Station transportation hub, Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s administration is making some changes before it goes through the approval process.
According to yesterday’s Daily News, the state’s economic development czar, Patrick Foye, said the project’s cost would be “significantly higher than $1 billion,” and the paper reported sources saying the plan to build the hub — which includes moving Madison Square Garden across Eighth Avenue to the Farley Post Office and building a new Penn Station where MSG now stands — could exceed $2 billion.
It reported the project’s total cost, which included two office and retail towers by private developers — Vornado Realty and the Related Co. — could exceed $14 billion.
Errol Cockfield, a spokesman for the Empire State Development Corporation, said his office never put out the $2 billion projection.
“We’re still in the schematic phase,” Cockfield said. “It would be premature to speculate before we’re done with that.”
The state agency plans to start the scoping process “within the next few weeks,” in which it will present “rudimentary elements” to the public. “But for more specific schematics,” Cockfield said, “we’re still a ways away from that. I know people are eager, but it’s a very complex project with multiple transportation agencies, the state and two major developers.”
Well, with a (s)pokesman like Errol Cockfield (God, I could not MAKE that up) what do you expect?
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Yeah no kidding, you cant make this stuff up.
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What is it with that guy? Why is he always re-elected? Seems like a total putz.
Silver is the biggest a$$hole to ever grace NYS government. When will he just die? I put a price on his head the moment he started ridiculing the West Side plan. . . and then he killed it. How can a single man have so much power? And now he's against congestion pricing! he's an idiot.