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Old December 31st, 2017, 10:46 PM   #1281
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Gateway project dead.

Trump pulls brakes on $13B Obama-backed rail-tunnel plan

That is until the half assed infrastructure plan comes up again at which point it is used as leverage to try and effectively "buy" the NY and NJ congressional delegations. But on the plus side this gives the Murphy government in NJ a chance to put together a better funding plan.

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Old January 7th, 2018, 07:11 AM   #1282
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The New Penn Station: Everything You Should Know

Replacing NYC’s most despised transportation hub—a win for both preservationists and more than 600,000 commuters a day—could be closer to happening than we thought

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Rebuild Penn Station hopes to not just recreate the spaciousness and beauty of the pre-1963 hub but also improve upon it. Under the organization’s proposal, platforms would be widened and the number of escalators would be tripled, which should “vastly increase vertical circulation,” Shubow says. More platform space would allow some commuters to wait on the platform, hopefully ending the terrifying scramble riders currently engage in each time a track number is announced...

Of course, there are competing schools of thought for what should be done with the current “modernist mediocrity,” as Scully called it.

Architect Vishaan Chakrabarti, in concert with New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, has suggested a glass enclosure over a repurposed Madison Square Garden. His plan would make what Kimmelman calls “a glass pavilion, which becomes a neighborhood gathering spot.” Kimmelman suggests it would be a relatively affordable solution.

Shubow disagrees. “This is a work of technology not of art,” he says of Chakrabarti’s renderings. “It will never be iconic." Besides, New York City has enough glass buildings already in his opinion...

An illustration of the exterior of the proposed newly rebuilt Penn Station, where Madison Square Garden and the current transportation hub are now located.

Read more at: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/...w-penn-station

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Old January 7th, 2018, 12:07 PM   #1283
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Cuomo floats use of eminent domain for Penn Station overhaul

Governor vows to deliver on plan to 'restructure and rebuild' train hub

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised in his annual State of the State address Wednesday to cooperate with the local real estate interests in the redevelopment of Penn Station—but also raised the possibility of expropriating their property.

The governor used part of the speech in the state capitol to reaffirm his intention to "restructure and rebuild" the 50-year-old Manhattan terminal, framing it at once as a matter of cosmetics and counterterrorism. He noted that the conversion of the Farley Post Office, which sits on the opposite side of Eighth Avenue, into the Moynihan Train Hall is already underway—creating a valve to ease pressure on Penn during the refurbishment.

At one point in his speech Cuomo appeared to raise the ultimate cudgel to threaten any private interest that might hold up the process...

Commuters packed into Penn Station Photo: Buck Ennis

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Metro-North ride from White Plains to NYC Grand Central

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