Walking yesterday from one appointment to another I passed the old James A. Farley Post Office building on 33rd-34th street and noticed there is a big-scale construction going on.
I remember few years ago there was a big public debate on re-use of the building as part of redesign and renovation of Penn Station, which stands 1.5 blocks from P.O. There was a bid competition and I remember seeing interesting entries displayed at the Grand Central Concourse, with models and renderings.
Apparently, there is a site dedicated to the Moynihan Station project, full of information and statistics (f.i., that “MSDC awarded a $147,750,000 construction contract to Skanska USA Civil Northeast for the West End Concourse Expansion” – which is only a labor cost and for a Phase 1, at that).
From the plans at the site I gathered that architect who was awarded the job is HoK, and their work is quite grand-scale. Ah, I so wish to be working on that project!