A Public Summit for The Future of Penn Station

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:00pm

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A rendering of a possible future design for Penn Station
Image credit: All renderings by SOM, via Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office

Please note that online registration for this program is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Great Hall at Cooper Union beginning at 6:30 pm.

The Museum, Untapped Cities and The Transit Museum invite you to a public summit for the future of Penn Station. Some of New York City’s leading urban visionaries, architects and planners will discuss how to move forward from the current challenging circumstances of Penn Station. Speakers will look at Penn in the context of the changing West Side, offer lessons learned from rebuilding World Trade Center infrastructure, and share perspectives on making Penn Station easier to use today. Looking to the transit hub's future, panelists will address the question: what are the standards of success by which a rebuilt Penn Station should be measured? This conversation will seek to move beyond criticizing the current station and focus on identifying elements of a successful long-term vision. Further details and timeline can be found here

Susan Chin, President, Design Trust for Public Space
Robert Eisenstat, AIA, Chief Architect of the Port Authority of NY & NJ
Gina Pollara, President, Municipal Art Society of New York
John Schettino, Designer, The New York Penn Station Atlas
Tom Wright, President, Regional Plan Association

Introductory remarks
Whitney W. Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director and President, Museum of the City of New York
Michelle Young, Founder Untapped Cities, Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

2.0 LU AIA | CES credit will be offered for attending this event.

Note that this program will take place at The Great Hall of The Cooper Union located in The Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues.

Co-Presenters & Co-Sponsors

This program is developed in partnership with The New York Transit Museum and Untapped Cities.

It is co-sponsored by Open House New York and the Center for Architecture.

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