Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bam! Moynihan Station Imagined in Full

Don’t know how we missed this. Apparently, for the first time, the state displayed this rendering of the larger Moynihan Station last week, as part of a talk Governor Spitzer gave at the Association for a Better New York breakfast, according to a spokesman from the Empire State Development Corporation.

The governor is at a critical stage with the Moynihan plan, seeking a big, big chunk of money from Washington, along with more from the city. More on all of that in this week’s paper.

We spotted it earlier today at the Friends of Moynihan Station Web site.

A few landmarks: in the bottom of the picture is the Farley Post Office with a new Madison Square Garden in the rear. At the top of Farley, running along Eighth Avenue, is the expanded station for New Jersey Transit passengers (known for now as “Moynihan West"). Right across the street is where “Moynihan East,” would be—the above-ground structure would be a major retail complex, with the station at the base.

Also of note: a lot of the buildings surrounding Moynihan East do not yet exist: There's a new building just south of the Hotel Pennsylvania, and the two buildings on either side of 1 Penn Plaza (the tall building with two square neon red signs) is sandwiched in between two new buildings. [This paragraph was updated].

Alan Moretti (not verified) says:

Huge project that should be approved. Looks great.