Archinect - News 2016-12-09T22:07:21-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149971385/an-ambitious-plan-to-overhaul-penn-station-by-moving-madison-square-garden An ambitious plan to overhaul Penn Station, by moving Madison Square Garden Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-30T13:21:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T17:19:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q8/q8cp2pci3wc447e5.jpg" width="609" height="472" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Penn Station is much more than a transportation center. As the heart of the Northeast Corridor rail system, it has the potential to link downtown to downtown along the Eastern Seaboard in a way far more economical, expedient and environmentally sustainable than air travel. But while the governor&rsquo;s recently announced plan is a step toward this goal, more must be done. What we propose in addition is a completely new commuter station on the site of Madison Square Garden</p></em><br /><br /><p>The proposed plan for Penn Station's redesign comes by way of&nbsp;Vishaan Chakrabarti, founder of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139466539/vishaan-chakrabarti-leaves-shop-launches-new-firm-pau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice for Architecture and Urbanism</a>.&nbsp;Previously, Chakrabarti was&nbsp;the director of Manhattan's Department of City Planning under former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, where he also oversaw prior refurbishment plans for the station.</p><p>Previously, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had released a plan to bring Penn Station up to speed (it was designed for a third of its current 650,000 daily commuters). But while the Governor's plan, headed by SOM, is focused mostly on utility, Chakrabarti's plan (as he writes for&nbsp;<em>The Times</em>) aims to provide the city with a grand public space&mdash;by physically relocating Madison Square Garden (an idea that has been floated <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111944486/urban-planners-propose-moving-madison-square-garden-to-nearby-post-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">before</a>) to honor the original station's legacy where travelers <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117731927/an-ode-to-the-old-penn-station-where-travelers-entered-the-city-like-a-god" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"entered the city like a god"</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Governor Cuomo Announces New Penn Station Private-Public Partnership RFP" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145128863/governor-cuomo-announces-new-penn-station-private-public-partnership-rfp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Governor Cuomo Announces New Penn Station Private-Public Partnership RFP</a></li><li><a title="Selective memory: Old Penn Station, ruined before it was ruined" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144579300/selective-memory-old-penn-station-ruined-before-it-was-ruined" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selective memory: Old Penn Station, ruined before it ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145128863/governor-cuomo-announces-new-penn-station-private-public-partnership-rfp Governor Cuomo Announces New Penn Station Private-Public Partnership RFP Center for Ants 2016-01-06T17:34:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:26:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g5/g59mfzpojdv89mpw.jpg" width="650" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Governor Cuomo unveiled the sixth signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: transform Penn Station and the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub. The project, known as the Empire Station Complex.... is anticipated to cost $3 billion &ndash; will be expedited by a public-private partnership in order to break ground this year and complete substantial construction within the next three years.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Governor Andrew Cuomo announced another piece of his proposal to revitalize New York's transportation infrastructure at Madison Square Garden this afternoon. Looking towards a private-public enterprise to develop the site, the proposal is budgeted at $3 billion and take three years to build.</p><p>While the details are unclear, the proposal calls for utilizing the Farley Post Office site in concert with the current Penn Station and Madison Square Garden site. The two blocks will be connected below 8th Avenue via a subterranean connection. Expanding north, the plan will shut down 33rd street adjacent to Penn Station/MSG and create a pedestrian focused entry along 33rd as well as 7th and 8th Avenues.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144579300/selective-memory-old-penn-station-ruined-before-it-was-ruined Selective memory: Old Penn Station, ruined before it was ruined Julia Ingalls 2015-12-30T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T17:56:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mz/mz5mcikxpg8tuml0.jpg" width="650" height="649" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What they weren&rsquo;t trivializing or coarsening with commerce, railroad executives were simply neglecting. Whether desperately or cynically, they seemed to understand that redevelopment of their money-losing, nine-acre station would be more palatable if the public could be made to forget the glories of Mr. McKim&rsquo;s original design. Pink granite walls were allowed to turn gray. Straw-colored travertine looked nicotine-stained. Jules Guerin&rsquo;s murals disappeared under veils of grime.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117731927/an-ode-to-the-old-penn-station-where-travelers-entered-the-city-like-a-god" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">destruction of Old Penn Station</a> in favor of its soulless, uninspiring replacement has garnered an ample share of outraged pixels&mdash;but what if the long-accepted narrative has a twist? Apparently, the inspiring sweep and elegance that is so often attributed to Penn Station had fallen victim to maintenance shortfalls and a corporate indifference (as well as the ghastly glare of modern technology, like Coke vending machines). Which makes us wonder: how frequently do we glamorize buildings or places that weren't actually all that? More importantly, as <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/7364120/cronocaos-by-rem-koolhaas-at-the-new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">explored in his 2011 exhibition "Cronocaos"</a>&nbsp;at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85537199/so-il-and-gensler-to-design-creative-cultural-incubator-for-new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Museum</a>, is our desire for preservation choking off genuine architectural innovation?&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hq/hqs5y44cq655gft5.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127258260/editor-s-picks-415 Editor's Picks #415 Nam Henderson 2015-05-14T09:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T12:32:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1j/1jsczvbcyz04bgw6.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/NickCecchi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Cecchi</a>&nbsp;penned a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126542532/the-motley-life-and-uncertain-legacy-of-lina-bo-bardi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a> of &lsquo;<em>Lina Bo Bardi: Together</em>&rsquo; on view at the Graham Foundation through July 25th.&nbsp;He found the</p><p>"<em>narrow focus wisely limits Together to investigating the conditions and experiences that helped shape Bo Bardi&rsquo;s mature approach to architecture...Bo Bardi&rsquo;s work and life resist reduction and compartmentalization into terms easily digested. To experience and understand Together is to experience the sum of conflicting experiences, opinions, and buildings Bo Bardi brought into this world</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s1u86rz23q82wc1z.jpg"></p><p><strong>midlander</strong> commented "t<em>hat drawing of chairs is beautiful! I love her work. It's rugged and big without being standoffish. Knew nothing about her background - interesting</em>".</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getting Lost in the Ozon</a>e,&nbsp;the third installment of the recurring feature <strong>Architecture of the Anthropocene</strong>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>This week at the <a href="http://convention.aia.org/event/homepage.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA National Convention</a> in Atlanta, Georgia, NCARB <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126787225/ncarb-will-resolve-intern-architect-title-debate-at-aia-national-convention" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aims</a> to settle the debate over the title &ldquo;Intern Architect&rdquo; with an address by CEO Michael Armstrong ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126717784/the-new-2-5-billion-plan-to-rebuild-the-historic-penn-station The new $2.5 billion plan to rebuild the historic Penn Station Alexander Walter 2015-05-04T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T22:55:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ku/ku56oy7x9lcidxrt.jpg" width="609" height="472" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's been over 50 years, but for many, the destruction of Charles Follen McKim's original Pennsylvania Station still stings (hey, even Mad Men mourned its passing). But now, there is a hopeful (if improbable) plan from Richard W. Cameron&mdash;principal designer at Atelier &amp; Co&mdash;to bring back the civic jewel of a long-gone New York. According to Traditional Building's's Clem Labine, Cameron's plan has three main goals [...]."</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/87033/penn-station" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117731927/an-ode-to-the-old-penn-station-where-travelers-entered-the-city-like-a-god An ode to the old Penn Station, where travelers "entered the city like a god" Alexander Walter 2015-01-06T13:40:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T22:28:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5d/5d9721d1466c9a09b3170b4354c1dbe6.jpg" width="600" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Penn Station did not make you feel comfortable; it made you feel important.&rdquo; [...] Unlike McKim&rsquo;s monument, today&rsquo;s Penn Station &mdash; where many visitors, both domestic and international, encounter New York City for the first time &mdash; certainly does not make you feel important. Comparing the vanished terminal with this tawdry replacement, the Yale architectural historian Vincent Scully once wrote, &ldquo;One entered the city like a god; one scuttles in now like a rat.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/87033/penn-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111944486/urban-planners-propose-moving-madison-square-garden-to-nearby-post-office Urban Planners Propose Moving Madison Square Garden to Nearby Post Office Dana Schulz 2014-10-23T12:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:07:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vt/vtrgcebu8o6kt1dh.jpg" width="650" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If there&rsquo;s one thing that all New Yorkers can agree on it&rsquo;s that Penn Station is pretty awful. And if we&rsquo;re ever going to get a new home for NJ Transit, Amtrak, and the LIRR, Madison Square Garden will have to move (just don&rsquo;t tell any die-hard Rangers fans that).</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Alliance for a New Penn Station is proposing in a new report that the world-famous venue Madison Square Garden be relocated to the nearby Morgan Post Office and Annex, which occupies&nbsp;the block bound by&nbsp;9th and 10th avenues and 28th and 30th streets. They say the mail sorting facility site is large enough to accommodate a new state-of-the-art arena and it's just a quick walk to Penn Station.</p><p>Penn Station was designed&nbsp;for 200,000 passengers a day and now sees 600,000, making a redesign necessary.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85789430/editor-s-picks-340 Editor's Picks #340 Nam Henderson 2013-11-05T12:13:00-05:00 >2013-11-06T11:06:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/86/86awkqweso8ki2kk.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0z3q9nurj6fgtrmm.jpg"></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect announced Screen/Print, an experimentat in translation across media, featuring a close-up digital look at printed architectural writing. For it's first run, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/82534651/screen-print-soiled-s-windowscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print featured SOILED magazine&rsquo;s fourth issue, Windowscrapers</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0x6er9h4awmvl9po.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, in the latest edition of the&nbsp;<strong>Working out of the Box</strong> series Archinect spoke with the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85227322/working-out-of-the-box-justin-leblanc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect-turned-fashion designer (andProject Runway season 12 finalist) Justin LeBlanc</a>.&nbsp;Mr. LeBlanc received his BA in Architecture at North Carolina State University from 2004-2009 and is "<em>currently an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University...in the Art and Design Department with a concentration in Fashion...also the Faculty Advisor for NCState&rsquo;s Art2Wear program</em>"</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1o6tfcaepb8hkl62.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85320829/plan-to-raze-five-paul-rudolph-buildings-in-buffalo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buffalo Rising called Archinectors attention to the fact that on Nov 6, 2013 the Buffalo City Planning Board will meet to review plans submitted by Norstar Development that will demolish five buildings of the Paul Rudo...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85448700/50th-anniversary-of-nyc-penn-station-demolition-to-be-honored-by-staged-reading-and-panel-highlighting-the-debate-on-historic-preservation 50th anniversary of NYC Penn Station demolition to be honored by staged reading and panel highlighting the debate on historic preservation Justine Testado 2013-10-31T14:49:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T18:39:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uj/uj5m5jzx1o8bwd3m.jpg" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eternal Space will visually recreate the marvel of the former Pennsylvania Station using the actual photographs that documented the station&rsquo;s demise. [...] Using the latest in projection technology these arresting photographs will speak to the tragic demolition of an American architectural masterpiece [...] On the 50th anniversary of that great loss, The Eternal Space will pay tribute to the station and the gifted photographers who worked to immortalize it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architects, historians, and all urban enthusiasts are invited to a free evening event that will acknowledge the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/lights_camera_demolition_nycs_penn_station_recalled_on_stage_in_pictures/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">50th anniversary of the demolition of NYC's Pennsylvania Station</a> on Nov. 6 at the AIA | NY Center for Architecture. Hosted by <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA | NY</a>, the program will begin with a live reading of selected scenes from <a href="http://theeternalspaceplay.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Eternal Space</em></a>, a two-man stage play set during the Penn Station's demolition, which began on Oct. 28, 1963.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2bosdin5syvf30z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The play presents a dialogue on the value of old vs. new, past vs. present, and all the timeless arguments that come with them that last to this day. The Eternal Space also points out the ongoing yet overlooked debate on the preservation of historic structures in New York and throughout the U.S. Never-published photography of the demolition from some of the subject's most notable photographers will provide the scenic backdrop for the staged reading.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64pxmxnjsp514b3i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The reading will be followed by&#8203; a panel discussion &mdash; moderated by <a href="http://ny.curbed.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a> Senior Editor Hana Alberts ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84213969/prentice-hospital-could-become-modern-architecture-s-penn-station-moment Prentice Hospital Could Become Modern Architecture’s ‘Penn Station Moment’ Archinect 2013-10-15T12:58:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T06:29:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/js/jspl20davqhv4z3y.jpg" width="600" height="800" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, as Goldberg&rsquo;s famous work is pulled apart by wreckers, nothing about its loss seems symmetrical or graceful. Within 40 years, the building transitioned from a proud symbol of civic renewal and design innovation to the victim of old-fashioned Chicago politics. The controversy surrounding the demolition of Prentice, however, injected the preservation movement into an urban design discussion with a presence not seen in a long time.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-12/news/ct-met-kamin-prentice-1013-20131012_1_prentice-women-bertrand-goldberg-prentice-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Prentice comes down, stakes rise on its replacement</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78002042/nyc-council-votes-to-limit-madison-square-garden-s-permit-to-just-10-more-years NYC Council votes to limit Madison Square Garden's permit to just 10 more years Archinect 2013-07-26T19:57:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T21:03:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b1/b1jjhlpv4aa8jyc0.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yesterday, led by Speaker Christine Quinn, the New York City Council voted to limit Madison Square Garden&rsquo;s permit to operate on top of Penn Station to just 10 more years. Building a new Penn Station and the next Madison Square Garden will not only improve the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people who use the station every day &ndash; it will revitalize the surrounding area and bring tremendous long-term economic value to the region.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/74176241/thinking-big-four-visions-of-a-new-penn-station Thinking Big - Four Visions of a New Penn Station Archinect 2013-05-29T15:00:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:11:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/52/52cddi7nq4kulz8z.jpg" width="650" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Municipal Art Society asked four design firms to draw big: Reimagine the ideal Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden. The proposals &mdash; by Diller Scofidio &amp; Renfro, SHoP Architects, Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill and H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture &mdash; will be introduced on Wednesday at the TimesCenter. All plans expect the new station to include high-speed rail.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0vdl9r0irjwsdqs.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q13objieb0ysaanm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> SHoP ARCHITECTS Expands the existing site with a lightweight concrete structure that is meant to evoke the old Penn Station and seeks to make the station a social meeting spot. &ldquo;When&rsquo;s the last time you heard someone say, &lsquo;Let&rsquo;s meet for a drink at Penn Station?'&rdquo; asked Vishaan Chakrabarti, a principal. &ldquo;People say that about Grand Central all the time.&rdquo;</p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y8ayj7el39pxqz09.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ej/ejy17a82n5hegjol.jpg" title=""></p> <p> SKIDMORE, OWINGS &amp; MERRILL Moves Madison Square Garden off site and expands the station to four city blocks from two. Above ground: green space four times the size of Bryant Park; housing twice the size of Tudor City; more offices than Rockefeller Center; and more cultural spaces than Lincoln Center. &ldquo;We saw Madison Square Garden as a sideshow,&rdquo; said Roger Duffy, a design partner. &ldquo;The primary purpose of the site is for the public and transportation.&rdquo;</p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dgeq7qcnxoanjie1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> DILLER SCOFIDIO &amp; RENFRO Moves Madison Square Garden across Eighth Avenue next to the James A. Farley Post Office building; Penn Station becomes a multilevel publi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73223597/fix-penn-station-now-raze-1-billion-knicks-garden-later Fix Penn Station Now; Raze $1 Billion Knicks Garden Later Archinect 2013-05-15T12:12:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:22:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/02/02b80238dfb870248daf8bf77b4f093f.jpg" width="620" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s perched atop the depressing, low-ceilinged maze known as Penn Station, daily hive for 600,000 scuttling commuters. The Garden&rsquo;s presence is one major impediment to the 25-year-old dream of turning the decrepit and overcrowded Penn station into a smoothly operating city gateway.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72678195/to-resurrect-penn-station-nyc-urges-msg-to-move To Resurrect Penn Station, NYC Urges MSG to Move HotSoup 2013-05-07T12:29:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T20:59:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/48/48521ijr8paqyvqe.jpg" width="640" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"While Madison Square Garden maintains that the arena special permit should continue in perpetuity, we believe the term is warranted due to the uniqueness of the site and the importance of Penn Station to the city," said Amanda Burden, the head of City Planning Department who also chairs the City Planning Commission.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The New York City Planning Commission has laid out a case for restricting a special permit to 15 years that allows Madison Square Garden to operate in the heart of Midtown. The move would hopefully restart negotiations to get "the world's most famous arena" to relocate, freeing up space to rebuild Penn Station and undo half a century of dismal train travel into New York. Jane Jacobs would be proud.</p> <p> Previously:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70994380/new-york-s-penn-station-makeover-faces-arena-sized-obstacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York's Penn Station Makeover Faces Arena-Sized Obstacle</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37366567/a-proposal-for-penn-station-and-madison-square-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Proposal for Penn Station and Madison Square Garden</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/70994380/new-york-s-penn-station-makeover-faces-arena-sized-obstacle New York's Penn Station Makeover Faces Arena-Sized Obstacle Alexander Walter 2013-04-10T13:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-07T12:36:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e6/e69n1cr0y34zjjk8.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every day, more than 600,000 thousand rail commuters navigate the crowded maze of tunnels and tracks that is Penn Station. Mass transit advocates would like to replace the aging station with a world-class transportation hub. But there's a big obstacle: Madison Square Garden, the arena that sits directly on top of Penn Station. And the Garden's owners show no signs of moving.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70597045/municipal-art-society-challenges-architects-for-new-penn-station-vision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Art Society Challenges Architects for New Penn Station Vision</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70597045/municipal-art-society-challenges-architects-for-new-penn-station-vision Municipal Art Society Challenges Architects for New Penn Station Vision Archinect 2013-04-03T20:38:00-04:00 >2013-04-04T09:24:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jt/jtbrpt0nbqflibwj.jpg" width="650" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The four firms &mdash; Santiago Calatrava, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, SHoP Architects and SOM &mdash; will have until May 29 to propose new designs that will be unveiled to the public that day at the TimesCenter on West 41st Street. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re really trying to unlock people&rsquo;s imaginations about the very real potential of a new arena and of a new Penn Station,&rdquo; said Vin Cipolla, the society&rsquo;s president, in an interview.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54566909/50-years-ago-sharply-dressed-protesters-stood-up-for-a-train-station-they-revered 50 Years Ago, Sharply Dressed Protesters Stood Up for a Train Station They Revered Archinect 2012-08-01T13:57:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T18:51:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/db/db7b9ee565dbd29b670f32582bdbeabf.jpg" width="480" height="697" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architects Peter Samton and Diana Goldstein can tell you exactly where they were a half century ago, at 5 p.m. on Aug. 2, 1962: out on Seventh Avenue, tilting at windmills. Pennsylvania Station, the McKim, Mead &amp; White masterpiece, was doomed. They knew it. But they weren&rsquo;t going to let it go down undefended.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/37366567/a-proposal-for-penn-station-and-madison-square-garden A Proposal for Penn Station and Madison Square Garden Archinect 2012-02-08T13:55:00-05:00 >2012-02-08T13:55:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d6/d66886f54be0f104a60ab7405d9ed81f.jpg" width="600" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some 600,000 commuters, riding Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit, now suffer Penn Station every day. That makes it probably the busiest transit hub in the Western world, busier than Heathrow Airport in London, busier than Newark, La Guardia and Kennedy airports combined. To pass through Grand Central Terminal, one of New York&rsquo;s exalted public spaces, is an ennobling experience, a gift. To commute via the bowels of Penn Station, just a few blocks away, is a humiliation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>