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This pig should've come down!
Adaptive re-use is almost always better than demolition, especially when it comes to buildings of this scale. Why send a few million tons of concrete to a landfill when you could just...not?
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^ Because removing 2 Penn is a prerequisite to building a proper Penn Station - a civic monument and not just a better looking underground concourse. That being said its increasingly looking like we may not get that gift to the city, at least for a couple more decades since razing 2 Penn - and by extension MSG - after hundreds of millions spent on aesthetics and circulation would be somewhat obscene.
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I think you can have a station worthy of NYC entirely underground - a monumental street-level building wouldn't necessarily add anything practical to the location beyond being a pretty entranceway.

What I'd like to see more of is what's currently being done at the station - a retrofit of the existing space to increase comfort and functionality, such as higher ceilings, better lighting, more signage/info and a cohesive design.
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Adaptive re-use is almost always better than demolition, especially when it comes to buildings of this scale. Why send a few million tons of concrete to a landfill when you could just...not?
Concrete is one of the most recyclable materials, it rarely ends up in landfills
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Adaptive re-use is almost always better than demolition, especially when it comes to buildings of this scale. Why send a few million tons of concrete to a landfill when you could just...not?
Not really, when recycling is an option.



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270 Park Avenue will be 100 per cent powered by renewable energy sourced from a New York State hydroelectric plant. In addition to operating on net zero carbon emissions, the building will use state-of-the-art building technology and systems to ensure it operates as efficiently as possible, including intelligent building technology that uses sensors, AI and machine learning systems to predict, respond and adapt to energy needs; advanced water storage and reuse systems to reduce water usage by more than 40 per cent; triple pane glazing on the façade and automatic solar shades connected to HVAC systems for greater energy efficiency; and outdoor terraces featuring natural green space and plantings.

The project also recycled, reused or upcycled 97% of the building materials from the demolition – far exceeding the 75% requirement of the leading green building standard.
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Not so sure why this is a good idea...



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But Penn Station is open 24/7!
Late night (12am-5am) trains departures/arrivals at Penn Station.

Late night departures (Amtrak): 2:40am-3:20am (2:53am Saturday and Sunday)-4:20am.
Late night arrivals (Amtrak): 12:35am (Saturday)-1:55am-2:34am.

Late night departures (New Jersey Transit Rail): 12:02am (Monday-Friday)-12:05am-12:14am (Saturday and Sunday)-12:32 (Monday-Friday)-12:34am-12:56am-1:00am-1:19am (Saturday and Sunday)-1:22am-4:15am (Monday/Friday)-4:28am (Monday/Friday).
Late night arrivals (New Jersey Transit Rail): 12:02am (Monday/Friday)-12:05am (Monday-Friday)-12:32am (Saturday and Sunday)-12:39am (Saturday and Sunday)-12:55am (Monday-Friday)-1:18am-1-22am (1:36am Saturday and Sunday)-2:03am-2:46am.

Late night departures in weekdays (LIRR): 12:13am-12:17am-12:32am-12:46am-12:52am-1:33am-1:52am-2:15am-2:23am-2:35am-2:46am-3:09am-3:17am-3:32am-3:52am-4:11am-4:23am-4:29am-4:45am.
Late night departures in weekend (LIRR): 12:09am-12:17am-12:23am-12:46am-1:30am-1:52am-2:23am-2:35am-2:48am-3:06am-3:17am-3:30am-3:47am-4:23am-4:29am.
Late night arrivals in weekdays (LIRR): 12:28am-12:41am-12:49am-12:53am-1:05am-1:24am-1:27am-1:41am-1:48am-1:59am-2:02am-2:48am-2:51am-2:55am-2:59am-3:15am-3:56am-4:05am-4:27am-4:46am.
Late night arrivals in weekend (LIRR): 12:27am-12:43am-12:52am-1:02am-1:05am-1:34am-1:58am-2:03am-2:48am-2:51am-2:55am-3:02am-3:16am-4:00am-4:05am-4:46am--4:49am-4-52am-4:55am
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Does Vornado own the properties on the east side of 7th ave from 33rd to 34th? That section is so dated and ugly, especially with the giant billboards sitting on a one story building right at street level basically. Especially once the 2 Penn area is completed and the construction clutter is gone it'll look even more out of place. I would tear it down completely/ open it up connecting the 33rd st. plaza to the corner of 34th/ the LIRR 34th entrance. The area gets so congested with foot traffic would be nice.
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The dreadful reality of that block is truly a bizarre NYC real estate reality. The old A.S. Beck storefront is the only thing remotely interesting. Razing the whole block for a Penn to Herald Sq pedestrian way is an interesting concept but the land is way too valuable to ever have something like that happen.
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Does Vornado own the properties on the east side of 7th ave from 33rd to 34th? That section is so dated and ugly, especially with the giant billboards sitting on a one story building right at street level basically. Especially once the 2 Penn area is completed and the construction clutter is gone it'll look even more out of place. I would tear it down completely/ open it up connecting the 33rd st. plaza to the corner of 34th/ the LIRR 34th entrance. The area gets so congested with foot traffic would be nice.



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https://nypost.com/2023/02/07/man-24...ion-high-rise/

24-year-old man leaps to his death from top of NYC’s 2 Penn Plaza


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A 24-year-old man leaped to his death from the top of a Midtown office tower on Tuesday, landing at a construction site near Penn Station, police said.

The man, who has not been publicly identified, plummeted from the 32nd floor of 2 Penn Plaza, on Seventh Avenue, between 31st and 33rd Streets, around 1 p.m., the NYPD said.

Police sources said he randomly walked into the building wearing earbuds — with cops later finding his wallet on the top floor of the 32-story building.

No other details were immediately released.

Landlord Vornado Realty Trust is currently redeveloping the building, which is adjacent to Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.


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That's no good. Sad.
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They've been testing the lights on the underside of the bustle recently.

Have a feeling the renovation of the plaza at 2 Penn will dramatically improve perception of the area, in the way the LIRR concourse did. Having the overhead of the roof goes a long way to making that plaza feel like part of the complex.
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You all knew I had to show off the 20th century's worst Urban Development brown stain.... New Yorkers feel the pain!

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Step in the right direction?!?

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^^^^

The snapshot of tracks 7 and 8... that is what is called a bonding moment. Extra bonding occurs during the month of December. That and also claustrophobia treatment therapy or CTT for short which involves running to track 7 with 20 seconds to spare until the train leaves and than tripping on the escalator and falling violently onto the concourse. Acrophobia therapy which seeks to cure the disorder can also be found atop of 30 Hudson, by pressing the patients head onto the small glass so they can look down at the street.

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