FXCollaborative Architects, WSP, and John McAslan + Partners tapped for Penn Station transformation

While the plans for the redevelopment of the area surrounding Penn Station harbors much disagreement among New Yorkers, the renovation of Penn Station, a subterranean Midtown Manhattan rail hub in dire need of a makeover, is generally supported. The original Penn Station was demolished in 1963 made way for the construction of the aboveground entertainment venue Madison Square Garden; today, the smaller station tucked below MSG serves 600,000 riders each day. Plans to renovate the dated, cramped, and not to mention pungent transit center into a state-of-the-art transit facility for the 21st century are long overdue.

On Wednesday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul and

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