Architect’s Design Presents A Radically New Approach For New York’s Penn Station
The firm of Vishaan Chakrabarti has envisioned a bright community and travel hub in the heart of the city
For many residents and commuters in New York City, Penn Station is considered a miserable subterranean labyrinth. Originally opened in 1910, Penn Station was widely praised for it majestic architecture. Art Historian Hilary Ballon when talking of the old station remarked “Penn Station did not make you feel comfortable; it made you feel important.” In 1963 the above ground portions of the original station were demolished to build Madison Square Gardens. In an effort bring the Station back to its former glory, the architect Vishaan Chakrabarti recently revealed his vision for a very different and open Penn Station.