The new Moynihan Station, named after a New York senator who pushed for its early construction, will be housed in the former Farley Post Office, west of the old Penn Station building. Its general forms were determined by the project of David Childs, and the participants of the competition were invited to submit specific interior solutions and a variant of commercial development of unused land around.
The working groups formed by the construction firms include such architectural firms as Cohn Pedersen Fox, HOK, and the firms of Norman Foster and Cesar Pelly.
According to the rules of the competition, the projects must remain anonymous until the announcement of the result in early summer 2005, so one can only guess who is the author of the options for high-rise buildings near the new station.
The center of the new complex will be the transport hub proper with an area of 37,000 sq. m, it will include 70,000 sq. m of commercial buildings and a post office (2300 sq. m).
Construction is expected to be completed by 2010.