Moynihan Station Development Corporation
New York, NY
Rail Transportation: Stations & Terminals
Program/Construction Management: Construction Management, Project Controls
Moynihan Train Hall Phase One
More than 25 years ago, then-New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan championed an idea that many considered to be a pipedream: converting the historic Beaux-Arts style James A. Farley Post Office Building in Manhattan’s Midtown West neighborhood into a new train station. After nearly 20 years of planning, in 2010 funding was finally secured for this visionary initiative, which allowed the project to move forward. The redevelopment of this facility, which would bear the name of the late senator, was broken into two phases. In Phase One, the Farley Building was to be connected to Pennsylvania Station across the street, thereby easing congestion and enhancing the safety of hundreds of thousands of daily Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT commuters.
The Moynihan Station Development Corporation, in partnership with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, contracted the STV/Tishman/AECOM (STA) joint venture to provide a range of construction management services for Phase One of the Moynihan Train Hall. This phase included the construction of multiple entrances linking the Farley Building to Penn Station, as well as new vertical access points to the platforms on Moynihan Station’s west side. Additionally, the phase included improvements to pedestrian concourses and platform ventilation rooms, a new LIRR waiting room, and more seamless connections to New York City Transit’s subway system. STA provided design review, construction supervision and inspection services, quality assurance and project controls, as well as assisted in coordinating the project’s complex staging among the three busiest rail transportation agencies in North America.