Page 166 of 176 FirstFirst ... 66116156162163164165166167168169170 ... LastLast
Results 2,476 to 2,490 of 2636

Thread: New Penn Station (Moynihan Station)

  1. #2476

    Default

    MSG was talking of moving the "theatre" portion of the MSG complex there at one point. That would open the door to rebuild a grand 8th Ave entrance to Penn, which in my opinion, has been the most logical option because of where everything else stands right now.

  2. #2477

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by arcman210 View Post
    MSG was talking of moving the "theatre" portion of the MSG complex there at one point. That would open the door to rebuild a grand 8th Ave entrance to Penn, which in my opinion, has been the most logical option because of where everything else stands right now.
    They should get rid of the theatre! There's no reason for it! Once again, they should gut it, build a new entrance, and gut the existing interior down to the columns. Then rebuild it in a user friendly fashion, on one level, with a modernist-beaux arts interior. And they should also rebuild the track level as well.

  3. #2478

    Default

    Why bother coming to NYC for a trade show to be in some outer borough Siberia?

    It's Moyihan Station that's looking line the boondoggle.

  4. #2479

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TRAINFAN View Post
    They should get rid of the theatre! There's no reason for it! Once again, they should gut it, build a new entrance, and gut the existing interior down to the columns. Then rebuild it in a user friendly fashion, on one level, with a modernist-beaux arts interior. And they should also rebuild the track level as well.
    Yeah and we should also support docking blimps at at the observation deck of the Empire State Building again, like the alternate universe does.

  5. #2480
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    The Farley Annex, back when the Ninth Avenue El was running ...

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	9thAveEl_Farley1.jpg 
Views:	2716 
Size:	66.0 KB 
ID:	15129

  6. #2481
    NYC Aficionado from Oz Merry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    7,478

    Default

    Moynihan Station Construction Green-Lighted, Could Reclaim Glory Of Old Penn Station (PHOTOS)

    see article for slide show

    Penn Station wasn't always a claustrophobic, cement labyrinth of chain stores and lost tourists. The original Penn Station was a towering and grand entrance to the Big Apple, and a worthy architectural counterpart to Grand Central.

    The station, finished in 1910, had a giant waiting room with 150-foot tall ceilings, 80 Doric columns, and 16-ton decorative eagles, according to Susannah Broyles, who wrote this fantastic blog post for the Museum of the City Of New York. Sunlight poured in through a sprawling iron and glass roof.

    But, in a city that's always changing, the original Penn Station didn't last long. As commuters took less to trains and more to automobiles and airplanes, the station started to lose money. Penn Station was razed to street level in the 60s to make way for a new Madison Square Garden. The ruins were dumped into a landfill in Seacaucus, New Jersey.

    Many in the city were devastated by the destruction, and the outrage prompted Mayor Robert Wagner in 1965 to start the Landmarks Preservation Commission, giving the city government power to designate and preserve historical neighborhoods and buildings.

    Today's Penn Station is also undergoing a major series of changes.

    Phase One of Moynihan Station is set begin this summer inside the Farley Post Office, just across the street from Madison Square Garden. The $270 million, according to Capital New York, "will roughly double the width and length of Penn Station's western concourse, extending it southward to encompass New Jersey Transit and Amtrak tracks. It will also vastly improve access to the labyrinthine station, creating six new entrances, three at the southwest corner of 33rd Street and Eighth Avenue, and another three at 31st Street. The entrances will have escalators, elevators and stairs to the platforms."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...l?ref=new-york

  7. #2482

    Default

    DNAinfo.com
    July 10, 2012

    New Moynihan Station Design Unveiled in Amtrak Report

    By Mathew Katz
    DNAinfo Reporter/Producer


    A new rendering of the tracks in the upcoming Moynihan Station.


    A new rendering of Moynihan Station's concourse.


    An existing rendering of Moynihan Station's new exterior, including a subway entrance.


    An existing rendering of Moynihan Station's concourse.

    HELL'S KITCHEN — The new Moynihan Station will be a sleek, clean transport hub more akin to Grand Central than Penn Station, according to new designs for the station's interior.

    New renderings released in an Amtrak report on high-speed rail show off plans for a European-style train depot inside the James A. Farley Post Office Building on Eighth Avenue between West 31st and West 33rd Streets.

    According to the The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is running the project, all four renderings were shown during a public Amtrak event in May, but only two were released to the media.

    The two mock-ups, first discovered by Transportation Nation, show the vision for the $267-million project to shift train service from the crumbling Penn Station to a more attractive space in the post office.

    "The new Moynihan intercity passenger rail station will extend the present terminal across Eighth Avenue into the historic Farley Post Office Building to create a new signature station in New York," read the Amtrak report, released on Monday.

    "The Moynihan/Penn Station complex will create a consolidated Amtrak operation on Manhattan’s west side and the high level of service and connectivity required for NextGen [High Speed Rail]."

    The report also included two existing renderings of the station, where the first phase of construction on the expansion began in 2010. That section, largely a concourse expansion for Penn Station, is expected to be completed by 2016.

    Copyright 2009-2012, DNAinfo.com. All Rights Reserved.

  8. #2483

    Default

    Yes! They went with the steel truss design for the skylight! This is going to be a perfect rendition of Penn Station.

  9. #2484

    Default

    Hmm, I know they are only renderings but I am decidedly underwhelmed by this...I'm all for the "good old days" look but those trusses feel a bit austere. Will they actually be white? Are they going to actively clean and maintain those brutes? Pigeons are guaranteed to infiltrate the space, no one wants spike strips adorning the members and gentle hues of dust and fluff will add no amount of ambiance to the rafters. Check the top of the blades on your ceiling fan for a hint of the future.

  10. #2485

    Default

    HaHa, I like that - I thought I was the only one who does ROM analysis on these proposed architectural designs. All to often designers seem to be unaware of the "sitituational context" of what they are 'building' regarding the physical realities of a particular time & place.

    The notorious "delayed maintenance" reputation of public buildings would be one of the first critera to consider in the architectural design of this building.

    Funny, we recently cleaned the blades on our ceiling fan : Thick, caked on dust - talk about ROM issues. lol

    P.S. - for those non-industry folks who may not be familiar with ths acronym ROM (repair, operation, and maintenance
    issues related to any built object or structure)

  11. #2486
    Senior Member DUMBRo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Out Yonder...
    Posts
    180

    Default

    Seeing one of these gliding into Moynihan will make me feel a lot better about this strange mutt of a renovation design:


    http://transportationnation.org/2012...d-rail-vision/

  12. #2487

    Default

    Was browsing the web and found some interesting images of MSG in Farley:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MSG2.jpg 
Views:	3739 
Size:	39.9 KB 
ID:	16709

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MSG1.jpg 
Views:	476 
Size:	37.5 KB 
ID:	16710
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MSG3.jpg 
Views:	2442 
Size:	32.2 KB 
ID:	16711
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MSG5.jpg 
Views:	2692 
Size:	25.6 KB 
ID:	16712
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MSG4.jpg 
Views:	521 
Size:	36.5 KB 
ID:	16713

    What do you think. It should've been interesting.

  13. #2488
    Forum Veteran
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    2,132

    Default

    Pretty cool. I still question the practicality of shifting the platforms west, even though all of Manhattan seems to be shifting westward (high line, meat packing, hudson yards, etc..).

    So is it just Amtrak or is NJT also going to move to the new station?

    LIRR commuters are still going to be stuck in the dungeon after all this

  14. #2489

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TRAINFAN View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MSG1.jpg 
Views:	476 
Size:	37.5 KB 
ID:	16710
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MSG3.jpg 
Views:	2442 
Size:	32.2 KB 
ID:	16711
    One thing that caught my eye were the "Chinese finger trap" elements similar to the ones at the new west street pavilion for the World Financial Center


  15. #2490
    Fearless Photog RoldanTTLB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    Posts
    2,910

    Default

    They're all the rage these days (think that tower in, eh, Tokyo?). They're like any architectural style - absolutely guaranteed to be identified as of-the-time.

Similar Threads

  1. Reimagining A Hub - Jackson Heights Station
    By Kris in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: June 29th, 2009, 12:38 AM
  2. Progress of Temporary PATH Station in WTC 'Tub'
    By NYguy in forum New York Skyscrapers and Architecture
    Replies: 172
    Last Post: August 29th, 2008, 02:50 AM
  3. Neon for the 59th Street Marine Transfer Station
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: August 24th, 2005, 11:04 PM
  4. New Coney Island Train Station
    By BrooklynRider in forum New York Skyscrapers and Architecture
    Replies: 66
    Last Post: July 22nd, 2005, 09:40 AM
  5. Station Renovation - East New York
    By Gulcrapek in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 30th, 2004, 09:59 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Google+ - Facebook - Twitter - Meetup

Edward's photos on Flickr - Wired New York on Flickr - In Queens - In Red Hook - Bryant Park - SQL Backup Software