MASterworks Explorations: Moynihan Train Hall

2022 Winner for Best New Infrastructure

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This fall, MAS is celebrating design excellence in New York City with our 2022 MASterworks Awards! We have curated a selection of in person explorations and online in-conversations with this year’s honored projects.

On Thursday, December 8, join MAS for an exploration of Moynihan Train Hall which was awarded a 2022 Best New Infrastructure MASterworks Award. Team members from Empire State Development and SOM will lead attendees throughout the train hall, highlighting the project’s incredible design elements and amenities.

Capacity is limited, so RSVP today!

Learn more about the 2022 MASterworks winners and the full roster of programming here.

Thursday, December 8
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Moynihan Train Hall
421 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10199
Exact meeting location and directions to be provided upon RSVP.


  • Photo: Dave Burk & Aaron Fedor © Empire State Development | SOM.
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  • Moynihan Train Hall from Eighth Avenue today. Photo: Dave Burk © Empire State Development | SOM.
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  • The Main Concourse from the second level. Photo: Dave Burk © Empire State Development | SOM.
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  • Mid-block entrance on 33rd Street. Photo: Dave Burk © Empire State Development | SOM.
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  • The Mid-block Hall. Photo: Dave Burk © Empire State Development | SOM.
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  • Inside the 31st Street Entrance, with Elmgreen & Dragset’s The Hive, an inverted cityscape inspired by iconic buildings in NYC and around the world. Photo: Dave Burk © Empire State Development | SOM.
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COVID Safety Guidelines:
This program is limited to 30 attendees. Masks are not required when the exploration brings attendees outside. When the group ventures indoors, masks may be required, so please be prepared to have one with you.

About the MASterworks Awards:

Established in 2001, the MASterworks Awards pay tribute each year to projects that make a significant contribution to New York City’s built environment. Awards are presented in the following categories:

Best New Building for outstanding architectural design
Best Urban Landscape for a new or revitalized open space that contributes to livability and resilience
Best Restoration for a project that expertly enhances the original qualities of a significant historic building or structure
Best Adaptive Reuse for a project that demonstrates exceptional creativity in adaptive reuse of an existing building or structure
Best New Infrastructure for distinctive design in public service projects
Best New Urban Amenity for an addition to the built environment that contributes to a more livable city.

2022 MASterworks Jury:

Angel Ayón, Principal, AYON Studio
Debbie Millman, Host, Design Matters
Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Senior Associate Adjaye Associates, Founder & Executive Director Beyond the Built Environment LLC
Tina Vaz, MAS Board of Directors and Head, Meta Open Arts
Sara Zewde, PLA, Principal, Studio Zewde; Assistant Professor of Practice, Harvard University.

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