Penn Update

A powerhouse team will turn the country's biggest post office into itsbusiest train station.

City, state and private development officials hope the renovated station will push West Side development in Manhattan...

"When completed, the station will have three main public spaces, Drucker explains: a 140-foot-square Train Hall, which will be in the original post office building; a 60-by-200-foot Intermodal Hall, joining the commuter rail lines and subways, which will be in the “interstitial space” that separates the Eighth Avenue post office building from its annex, which fronts on Ninth Avenue; and a 60-by 300-foot East/West Corridor, joining the Intermodal Hall with the annex.

It is in finding the right uses for the areas around and above these vast public spaces is where the developers will want -- and need -- to flex their expertise."

Thanks to Peter Slatin

Full Story: Penn Update: Moynihan Moves

Comments

Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209
DVD Cover of The Story of Sprawl

The Story of Sprawl

See how America changed shape in this collection of historic films that visually document how sprawl evolved.
$29.99 for 2-DVD SET
Wood necklace with city map

City Necklaces

These sweet pendants are engraved on a cedar charm with a mini map of selected cities. The perfect gift for friends and family or yourself!
$28.00