Came across this, thanks to the “Rebuild Penn Station” page for the inspiration.
Once agin, 15PP has reared its ugly head. This time in the form of Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank. Multiple papers are reporting that the two financial giants are in talks with Vornado to move to the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania. As you know back in 2007 Merrill Lynch was close to signing with Vornado, before the stock market crash. No further details are known about the possible deal yet, we are investigating, and will of course let everyone know via our Facebook, Twitter, and websites.
An old copy of Architectural Digest that featured the Hotel back in the day. Notice the detail they went into about the hotel.
A receipt from the Hotel Statler from February 1950, courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J Hickey from Richmond Hill, NY. They stayed there on their wedding night. I’m happy to report both are still around today, and are in their 90’s.
Not much news in the way of the Hotel Penn’s fate. As you know, from the “Moving Madison Square Garden” meeting we posted, Vornado has a lot in store for that area. Seems right now they are focusing more on the “Moynahan Station” project, which is scheduled to be completed in 2020 then anything else. Below is the link to the transcripts.
DATE AND TIME
Thu, January 19, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
SAG-AFTRA Foundation – Robin Williams Center
247 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
An extraordinary evening with three distinguished architectural and planning experts:
- Vishaan Chakrabarti – Founder of the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism
- Michael Kimmelman – Architecture critic of The New York Times
- Tom Wright – President of the Regional Plan Association
They will lay out their vision for the future of the West Midtown Transit Corridor, the largest transportation hub in the United States, which includes Penn Station, Moynihan Station, Amtrak’s Gateway project and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Join us for a lively discussion about the future of regional transit, why Madison Square Garden needs to be moved, how it can happen, and what a new, world-class Penn Station would mean for New York.
[Image Credit: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism]