Penn Station to Get Major Overhaul in ‘Biggest Construction Program’

A rendering of the proposed Pennsylvania Station changes (Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office).
A rendering of the proposed Pennsylvania Station changes (Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office).


Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his second term would see the “biggest construction program in our state’s history, period”—and at the heart of it would be a remade Pennsylvania Station.

In a presentation in the lobby of Madison Square Garden, the governor lambasted the dim, dingy transit hub beneath his feet, which replaced the far grander original Penn Station that was demolished in 1963. He noted 650,00 people pass through the depot daily, more than the combined human traffic of John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports.

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