SHoP architects transform penn station into gotham gateway
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may 30, 2013
SHoP architects transform penn station into gotham gateway


 

SHoP architects transform penn station into ‘gotham gateway’

all images © SHoP architects pc

 

 

SHoP architects‘ proposal transforms this historical new york hub into a bright, airy space in response to MAS’s 2013 design challenge

for a new penn station and the next madison square garden. the design relocates the arena to hudson yards, engaging the waterfront,
and extending the midtown locus across manhattan. further integrating it into the city context, an extension of the high line connects
to the gotham gateway armature. parks and amenities linking the former neighbors, provide a civic face to the project
and generate revenues to relieve the financial burden. the displacement of madison square garden allows major conceptual renovations
to re-contextualize transportation in the heart of new york. the design encloses the rail station with a dematerialized train shed,
allowing ample light and air into the space. circulation would be re-organized for ease of access and intuitive navigation
throughout the largest transportation center in the united states.

 

four new york firms were invited to participate in this challenge; see all proposals here.

 

 

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SHoP architects’ proposed facade creates an atrium awash with light

 

 

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the roof allows natural light to illuminate the platforms

 

 

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SHoP architects’ prosal transforms a maze of hallways with a clearly defined circulation pattern

 

 

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parks and amenities enhance the financial feasibility of the renovation

 

 

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gotham gateway armature connects to the highline at madison square garden

 

 

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gotham gateway unifies midtown

 

 

 

project design team:

architect: SHoP architects pc
structural and environmental engineering: buro happold
blast and security: weidlinger and associates
writer and consultant: james sanders

 

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