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Architects Share Their Visions For A Revamped Penn Station [Pics]

Four firms put forward their ideas for a complete overhaul of this teeming New York transportation hub.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on May 30, 2013. @greenidealism

The Metropolitan Art Society recently invited four architectural firms to present their ideas for transforming the dark and unwelcoming station into a place that people would enjoy using.

Since the demolition of the old station in 1963, it has represented a neglected part of the city, even though it is frequented by hundreds of thousands of passengers every day. Madison Square Garden (MSG) sits on top of the station and it’s 50-year permit expires this year, meaning there is an opportunity to overhaul not only MSG but also the station that sits beneath it.

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The four firms that have been presenting their ideas include: Diller, Sofidio, & Renfro; H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture; SHoP; Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill and some of their ideas can be seen below.

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and Techly.com.au.

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