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$600M Work on NYC's Penn Station Begins

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Construction has officially begun on the new $600 million entrance for New York City’s Pennsylvania Station.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled designs for the entry last month, which will give commuters direct access to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and the city's subway.

The project also includes three escalators, one stairway and an elevator and will see one LIRR concourse widened from 30 feet to 57 feet and the ceiling height increased to a uniform 18 feet.

Images: Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Construction has officially begun on the new $600 million entrance for New York City’s Pennsylvania Station.

The renovation also includes the addition of retail and dining venues and new lighting, among other additions.

The Project

The entrance is just part of a multibillion-dollar plan to improve the station—announced in September 2016—that includes a transformation of the nearby historic James A. Farley Post Office building into a transportation hub and another LIRR track.

"Penn Station was one of the great railroad stations of the world, but now it's not fit for the greatest city in the nation," Cuomo said.

"That's why we are creating a world class train hall at Moynihan and today we are announcing a new East End Gateway to bring more access, safety and light. Passengers will be able to come in that entrance and avoid the front of Penn Station, there will be less traffic and you'll have access to the subway and the LIRR. It will be a gateway to a world class facility. This is not a proposal—we are getting to work now."

The entrance is just part of a multibillion-dollar plan to improve the station—announced in September 2016—that includes a transformation of the nearby historic James A. Farley Post Office building into a transportation hub and another LIRR track.

In December 2017, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority awarded a $1.8 billion design-build contract to 3TC—a joint venture that includes Dragados USA, John P. Picone Inc., CCA Civil Inc., Halmar International LLC, Stantec and Cameron Engineering—to build a third track for the LIRR.

The project's total value is estimated to be approximately $2.6 billion. The 9.8-mile project is expected to be completed by late 2022.

The $1.6 billion conversion of the Farley building into Moynihan Train Hall also began in 2017. When complete, the 255,000-square-foot hall will have nine train platforms, 17 tracks and a skylight—plus 700,000 square feet of retail and other commercial space—and will provide an underground connection to Penn Station.

Related Cos., Vornado Realty Trust and Skanska USA entered a design-build contract and reportedly put $630 million into the deal in order to secure operating rights.

The most recent facet of the project will add a new entrance on 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue. Both the entrance and the Moynihan Hall project are slated for completion in December 2020.

   

Tagged categories: Maintenance + Renovation; Mass transit; NA; North America; Ongoing projects; Public Transit; Renovation

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