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Old June 13th, 2006, 04:36 PM   #61
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Stunning, it is stunning.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 08:14 PM   #62
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How many tracks does the station have?
I think I remember a ridiculously large number like 100!

It's great by the way!
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Old June 13th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #63
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Two photos I took in March 2000, when I got amazed by the incredible city NYC is:



Sorry for the bad quality, but these photos have been taken just now with my digicam from paper copies from traditional (chemical) film. (you can notice the shine in 1st photo caused by the album plastic)
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Old June 14th, 2006, 06:51 AM   #64
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Nice, even nicer is that it is used to go to Connecticut...

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Old June 14th, 2006, 06:59 AM   #65
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^Doesn't the Metro-North railroad connect to Grand Central?
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Old June 14th, 2006, 07:09 AM   #66
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^Doesn't the Metro-North railroad connect to Grand Central?
It does, I accidentally forgot to put that "it IS used".

Grand Central can get you all the way to New Haven, 75 miles away.

...And eventually Hartford, if the commuter rail is done...
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Old June 14th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #67
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its a nice station no doubt. The platforms are dirty as sin however
Yeah it's a nice station but I agree with your statement on the platforms. Nothing special about them even though for some reason I love the bland, dirty and grimy platforms New York City has for their trains and subways. The Metro North trains weren't that glamourous either but I still love them. It was a great ride to my birthplace of New Haven.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 06:57 AM   #68
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New York City: New Penn Station!

Timetable set for new LIRR Penn Station

By Chuck Bennett
amNewYork Staff Writer

June 22, 2006


Private developers and state officials signed a multimillion dollar agreement Wednesday on a timetable to convert the old James Farley Post Office into a modern extension of Pennsylvania Station.

The Related Companies and Vornando Realty Trust will oversee the $850 million transformation of the historic Beaux- Arts postal complex into a train station serving the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit.

Eventually, the station will take up to one-third of all passengers using the existing Penn Station.

"We are expecting to start work within the station itself by fall of this year," Charles Gargano, chairman of the Empire State Development Corp., told amNewYork. The station is scheduled to be open for business by 2012.

The private development team declined to comment.

Before work can begin, the project needs formal approval from Albany, although that is not expected to be a major hurdle.

The agreement does not include controversial plans to construct a new Madison Square Garden in the Farley Annex, located in the rear of the building between Eighth and Ninth avenues and West 31st and West 33rd streets.

"The only plan we are working on is the Moynihan Station project," Gargano said. He added that he shared concerns with some civic groups that an arena could overwhelm the station, but said he hasn't seen any proposals on the new MSG yet.

Moynihan Station: Who's Paying What
Private Developers: $313.76 million
Federal Government: $115.9 million
New York State Government: $85.8 million City Government: $154 Million
MTA: $35 million
Port Authority: $145 million
Total: $849.46 million

Source: Empire State Development Corp.

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Old July 1st, 2006, 07:06 AM   #69
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wow... i like it.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 10:49 PM   #70
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Wow, that looks great! Reminds me a bit of the Great Court in British Museum, and a bit of the Calatrava arch in BCE Place, Toronto.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 02:48 AM   #71
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I was just talking about this a few days ago, very nice.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 11:44 AM   #72
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So this project won't replace Penn station, it will only add to it. While the structure is stunning, I think this will make things a little complicated for rail passengers coming in on commuter rail and amtrak trains. How will you know if your train will arrive in the new terminal or old one, thus guiding you to which subway you want to catch, or what direction you want to walk?
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 11:28 PM   #73
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Thank God, this will allow them to replace the rathole once MSG moves.
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 07:45 AM   #74
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Old Pennsylvannia Station:






1911-1963, sic transit gloria.
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 07:49 AM   #75
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The render of the new station looks superb.

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Old July 3rd, 2006, 08:57 AM   #76
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The original sure was beautiful. This new version appears to do a wonderful job of re-creating the exterior, and the all-glass skylights are a great modern touch.

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Old July 3rd, 2006, 05:26 PM   #77
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Old Penn Station the post office wre both designed by McKim, White and Mead. So there is some similiarity. Btw did I misread or is Amtrak staying in the old station?
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Old July 4th, 2006, 12:52 AM   #78
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Arn't they going to knock down MSG and clean up the "RAT HOLE"?
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Old July 4th, 2006, 02:20 AM   #79
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The article mentioned that plans to replace Madison Square Garden are "controversial" does anyone know why? I don't understand how substituting one arena for another a block away would "overwhelm" a larger Penn Station.

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Old July 4th, 2006, 06:44 PM   #80
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The lower facade of the old Penn Station was absolutely stunning, but that raised section with the three (well, presumably six) arched windows really spoils the whole effect.
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