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Thread: New Penn Station (Moynihan Station)

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    Why the hell would they design that to allow cars to drive on the surface level into the center circle?

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    Why are you knit-picking such an audacious fantasy? It's all masturbation anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Why the hell would they design that to allow cars to drive on the surface level into the center circle?
    Because you can't just take away 2 more streets in midtown and have a giant roadblock from 29 to 33

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    So they're not just nuking MSG. They're nuking all the Penn Plaza towers, and everything else on the blocks from 33rd to 34th and 30th to 31st (at least. I'm not sure if 29th to 30th is in there also.)

    The legal wrangling alone would take 20-25 years. And who's going to pay for all of this?

    Masturbation is a good term to use for this design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanshnookenraggen View Post
    Why are you knit-picking such an audacious fantasy? It's all masturbation anyway.
    correct, and we've all jumped in and turned it into a big ol 'circle jerk' - good work boys. HeHe

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    The engineering on that design would be a colossal undertaking. You're looking at about the
    equivalent of a 14 story building with 900,000 square feet footprint suspended in mid-air,
    supported by only four cornerstone towers. Is that even physically possible?

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    I wish they poured this much effort into the expanded South Station or DC Union Station...

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    Fantasy Island.

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    All the station needs is light and good craftmanship. Nothing too over the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastMillinocket View Post


    train platforms
    image diller scofidio + renfro
    Trains coming in all the way from Germany, Taiwan and Japan? Even with those high speed trains, that's a rather long ride....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    The engineering on that design would be a colossal undertaking. You're looking at about the
    equivalent of a 14 story building with 900,000 square feet footprint suspended in mid-air,
    supported by only four cornerstone towers. Is that even physically possible?
    It's possible and China already has 10 of these, 2 in Changsha alone.

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    I'd be interested to see them if that's the case. There is undoubtedly some impressive architecture in China where they have been much more bold and ambitious, but somehow I doubt that there is anything that comes close to this amount of tonnage + separation

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    Someone mistook a story board for iRobot with a render of NYC.

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    Two more days until the City Council hearing on this.
    Contact Quinn and let her know how you want her to vote!


    http://council.nyc.gov/d3/html/members/contact.shtml

    Last edited by scumonkey; June 18th, 2013 at 01:13 AM.

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    Another day of hell for Penn Station and its LIRR riders. Hopefully the future Penn Station will include some nice hotel development and bars serving cheap hard liquor.

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