For the sixth proposal of his 2016 agenda, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his vision of renovating Pennsylvania (Penn) Station as part of a plan to modernize the state's infrastructure. In addition he also plans to update the nearby James A. Farley Post Office Building.
The project is estimated to cost $3 billion and will take three years to complete. Architect's Chelsea Blahut details the cities plans for the new-look Penn Station and gives some history on the structure:
Built in 1910, the original underground infrastructure, carried out by iconic American firm McKim, Mead & White, is built to serve up to 200,000 commuters a day, according to Gov. Cuomo's online proposal. However, as one of the busiest transit stations in the Western Hemisphere, according toThe New York Times, it now hosts more than 650,000 commuters on a daily basis.