Penn Station Redesign Proposals Sought

Proposals are being sought for reconstruction of New York’s Penn Station.

The project would cost up to an estimated $7 billion and take up to six years once construction begins.

A highlight of the project is modernizing the station’s concourses and boarding platforms. Also envisioned is an expansion of track and platform capacity.

The station’s master plan calls for creation of a main concourse on the east side of the station that would be larger than those of the Moynihan Train Hall and Great Hall of Grand Central Terminal combined.

Other work includes doubling the ceiling height of the public concourses; establishing clear sight lines to platform entrances to provide intuitive travel paths through the station; increasing the number of stairs, escalators and elevators to the station’s 11 platforms by 33 percent; and improving and enlarging pedestrian entrances.

The station is used by Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, the Long Island Rail Road, and MTA New York City Transit.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking proposals from architecture and engineering firms for the project.

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