Constructing Moynihan Train Hall’s Barrel-Vault Atriums With Exclusive Video

In 1993, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, noticing that McKim, Mead & White’s James A. Farley Post Office Building (1912) was no longer the center of the city’s mail-handling operations, proposed that conversion to a railroad station could help relieve Penn Station’s notorious congestion. This problem-solving vision is finally being realized, as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Skanska, and their collaborators transform the bulk of the Farley building into rail platforms and concourse/retail space for Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).