Skanska has signed a $1.26bn contract with Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) and developers Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust to transform the James A Farley Post Office in New York into a train hall and commercial complex.
The renovated complex, to be name as Moynihan Train Hall, will house a 255,000 sq ft train hall for Long Island Railroad and Amtrak passengers and 700,000 sq ft of office and retail space.
The Train Hall will feature a new glass canopy roof, as well as elevator and escalator access to all platforms serving the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak. It is expected to improve access for Pennsylvania (Penn) Station’s 650,000 estimated daily rail customers.
The entire renovation includes 1.3m sq ft of transit, retail and commercial office space and includes all new structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing improvements, demolition of existing structural and architectural elements, and asbestos and lead abatement.
Skanska USA president and CEO Anders Danielsson said: “Skanska is grateful for the opportunity to deepen our history of partnership with the State of New York to modernize and expand our transportation infrastructure.
“We are also proud to partner with Related and Vornado, who have brought together their world-class development teams with our heavy civil and construction management expertise to meet this unique challenge.”
Work is in progress with completion targeted for December 2020.