Moynihan Station Phase I Design Release, So Far, So Good
June 8th, 2011, 12:37 pm
The Moynihan Station Development Corporation released preliminary plans for the first phase of work in transforming the Farley Post Office building into a new train hall. We praised the proposed design’s sensitivity to the landmark and animation of unused space. The plans were released as part of the federal historic preservation review called Section 106. That review allows for consulting parties, like MAS, to comment on the building design and to suggest alternatives. We submitted our comments on May 12.
The proposed design will create entries through transforming the existing windows on the Eighth Avenue façade into new doorways. Those new doors will allow for street-level access to the train hall’s platforms, which is critical to the success of the new train hall.
“For more than a decade MAS has been advocating for Senator Moynihan’s vision to create a grand train station worthy of our great city,” our comments stated. “We are pleased to see incremental and positive steps toward realizing that vision.”