Architectural projects

Moynihan Train Hall, New York City, USA

Located in the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building and directly across the Eighth Avenue, the new Moynihan Train Hall is a key part of the redevelopment of the entire New York’s Pennsylvania Station complex.

It underpins the growing development of Manhattan’s Far West Side, creating a public space that provides passengers’ comfort and security while adding much-needed capacity to the region’s rail system.

The Hall is named after Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York Senator who originally promoted the plan in the early 1990s. That project was repeatedly delayed, but on 1 January 2021, the result of those efforts welcomed its first passengers.

The Moynihan Train Hall includes retail space, a 320-seat waiting area and public restrooms. A central atrium with a glass roof provides optimum natural light. At the center of the passenger concourse a four-faced clock witnessing the passing of time and decorating the space along with three permanent artworks: a stained-glass ceiling triptych, a group of photographic panels and a sculptural group.

At the Ticketed Waiting Area several washrooms are fitted with Laufen Pro S washbasins, which are spreading a light and elegant appearance thanks to their slim silhouette and clearly defined radii.

Location:              New York City, USA

Designers:            Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Opening:              January 2021

Products:              Laufen Pro S washbasins – H810967

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