The single-level alternative (rendering above) would transform “Penn Station into an open, single-level concourse, eliminating all low ceiling heights and simplifying entry and exit routes from trains and the street level, while also creating new large circulation areas bigger than the Great Hall of Grand Central Terminal,” according to MTA.

New York Penn Station Reconstruction Project Advances

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Amtrak and New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) have announced two alternatives to transform their separate concourses into one “open, light-filled” space in the existing Penn Station.