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You Need An Atlas for Penn Station?

MAS invites all members of the Campaign for a New Penn Station to check out The New York Penn Station Atlas, an intriguing new project by designer John Schettino, who set out to map better wayfinding options for our overburdened rail station.

“John Schettino’s project is a valiant attempt to inject rationality into the human experience of Penn Station. His work underscores a key question: Should we really need an atlas to navigate our city’s main intercity railroad station? Should the busiest transit hub in the Western Hemisphere be saddled with a station that staggers along at 300% its intended capacity? Penn Station is a dangerously overcrowded rabbit warren decades past its natural lifespan. New York needs a new Penn Station that expands transit capacity, enhances circulation, improves safety, and serves as a worthy gateway to our city.” – Mary Rowe, Executive Vice President, Municipal Art Society of New York.

Is Penn Station Confusing? Clearly, Yes: