Location: Penn Station and Moynihan Train Hall Renovation in New York
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Contractor: Skanska USA
Glaziers: Genesis Architectural, Infinite Glass & Metal, Crystal Metalworks
New York City’s Penn Station is the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere and a hub for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), New Jersey Transit, Amtrak and two subway lines. The renovation of these spaces is one of the most significant projects undertaken in New York City in a generation. The design, which emanates a sense of warmth and modern artistry, features more than an acre of glass, some of which was done by Pulp Studio.
Moynihan Train Hall Exteriors
Pulp Studio fabricated glass for the new mid-block canopies which complement the original arched windows of the Farley Building. The iconic designs were decorated with Pulp Studio’s D2G™ and triple laminated for a long-lasting finish.
Penn Station and Moynihan Train Hall Interiors
One of the challenges Pulp Studio faced was to reproduce the exacting color aesthetic envisioned by SOM. Two faces on every column feature mirror-backed glass colored in blue at the bottom until rising, in a gradually changing gradient, to a mirror at the top. The shade of blue is the same color throughout the project, creating a sense of continuity not only within the interiors but also connecting with the outside as seen through the glass ceilings.