Developers, Related Companies and the Vornado Realty Trust, hired the New York branch of architecture firm HOK, who worked with glass designers James Carpenter Design Associates, to prepare the new project. It should be noted that it was this bureau that stood at the origins of the project for the new station complex and developed a preliminary version of it back in the early 1990s. The original version by David Childs (SOM) has been denied due to a change in the original plan: now the much larger areas of the 1914 Post Office will be preserved than previously thought.
The project worth $ 818 million will be implemented not earlier than 2011. Behind the restored Beaux-Arts-style façade, there will be a Train Hall with 11 platforms, in the plan - a square with a side of 43 m, next to it there will be an Interchange Hall (60 x 18 m), connecting the railway station with metro stations, and the East / West Corridor (90 x 18 m), through which it will be possible to get into the new wing of the complex.
You can enter the station through 33 entrances. It will be served by about 3,300 people.
A hotel and shops will appear over the premises of the transport hub, and the construction of residential buildings is also planned.
The train concourse will be covered with a wavy glass roof supported by steel pillars, which should remind passengers of the old Penn Station, which was located opposite the Post Office and was demolished in 1963.
Daylight will also illuminate the interior through special glazed "ditches" in the sidewalks near the outer walls of the station and through glass pipes laid inside the steel supports of the main building space.
The new station was named after the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, an active supporter of the project.