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Morrone on the Farley Post Office

Farley Post Office from westFrancis Morrone, in a piece in the New York Sun on the Hudson Yards [The Fate of the Hudson Yards] provides some interesting information about the Farley Post Office:


Three Architecture Firms Retained for Penn Station District Development

Architectural Record reports that Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), Foster + Partners, and Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) have been retained by a joint venture of the Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust as architects for the multi-billion-dollar-project to redevelop the Pennsylvania Station district. The article [SOM, Foster, and KPF to Remake Penn Station] by


Times Sports Columnist Vecsey Sides With a Landmark Penn Station

George Vecsey, sports columnist for the New York Times, writes a railroad fan's plea for a landmark Penn Station, and warns that the Dolans and Cablevision, current owners of Madison Square Garden, might spoil the train station again. In "With the Dolans Involved, Expect More Ugliness," [New York Times Select] Vecsey notes:


Gabe Pressman Supports Development

WNBC's Gabe Pressman, in a 6 July 2007 column, [Will Moynihan's Dream Come True?] joins with Senator Moynihan's widow, Liz, and daughter, Maura, in supporting the Vornado and Related Companies [unnamed in column] plan for development. He also dismisses unspecified criticisms from 'civic groups' in a manner that would probably not please the civic-minded senator.

Pressman acknowledges the contributions of Senator Moynihan:


New York Times Calls Governor to Respect History and Protect Penn Station

The New York Times editorial [Senator Moynihan's Legacy] asks New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to respect the legacy of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the history of the Farley Post Office. It starts with the recent good news:


Vornado Realty Hires Lobbyist, AP Reports

Moynihan Station developers Vornado Realty Trust and its partner the Related Companies LP hired Cassidy & Associates to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form, the AP reports.

The firm will help facilitate communication with Amtrak and congressional members, according to the form filed Tuesday.

It looks like it's time for supporters of a sane Penn Station development to communicate with Amtrak and members of congress as well. Let them know what the public seeks in this development.


Plan for Moynihan Station Coming in Three Weeks, Notes New York Times

In a July 4 article by Charles Bagli, New Grandeur for Penn Station in Latest Plan, the New York Times notes: