Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Score one for great New York architecture. The new design for the Moynihan Station -- while different from the original -- evokes a sense of history (the former Penn Station) with a daring contemporary feel. The undulating glass roof is a great idea, and I think it will once again be an exciting entry point for travelers arriving or returning to New York, instead of the underground hole that is our present-day station. Best of all, it'll be spending money to build a real public asset -- something everyone can appreciate -- and provide a new boon to mass transit. Next on the list of languishing plans in need of a kick-start: The Second Avenue Subway.