While the decades long effort to augment and improve New York's atrocious Penn Station have stalled, D.C. is moving ahead with plans to expand Union Station and redevelop the land above its tracks. Fred A. Bernstein looks at the two projects.
Sep 18, 2012 Architectural Record
When the railroad was the primary means of interstate travel, America's cities relied on their train stations to provide grand first impressions to travelers. As transit ridership soars, a bevy of new stations are being designed as civic centerpieces
Jul 18, 2012 Salon
Michael Kimmelman, newish architecture critic for <em>The New York Times</em>, adds his two cents to the decades old discussion of how to improve Penn Station. His solution starts with moving Madison Square Garden.
Feb 9, 2012 The New York Times
Christopher Grey remembers the Greyhound Bus Station that used to be located in New York's Midtown. Demolished and forgotten, it never provoked the outrage that arose over the destruction of Penn Station.
Nov 9, 2011 The New York Times
James M. Russell calls a proposed office tower to be built across from the new Penn Station "2.83 million square feet of blight." What makes a skyscraper blight?
Nov 9, 2010 Bloomberg News
It's the busiest rail station in America - the first step of its transformation that returns some of its former grandeur began Oct. 18 at a groundbreaking that included DOT Secretary Ray LaHood. Penn Station will be renamed Moynihan Station.
Oct 19, 2010 Crain's N.Y. Business - Real Estate
The Times chose to investigate claims by transit agencies of high, on-time performance of LIRR, Metro-North, and NJ Transit by doing their own analysis and found major discrepancies. The article also indicates the infrastructure problems responsible.
Jul 29, 2010 The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
Bob Yaro of the Regional Plan Association walks around Midtown Manhattan, reflecting on the effect megaprojects like the modern Penn Station and Javits Center have had on the city.
Jun 25, 2009 Urban Omnibus
New Jersey Transit has broken ground on what may be the nation's most costly transit project: a commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River to a new Penn Station Expansion that, to the chagrin of transit advocates, will not connect to Penn Station.
Jun 15, 2009 The New York Times - N.Y. / Region