Ny Central Station
A Social Erosion: New York Central station is a revisionist project that aims to reconcile the successes of the original McKim, Mead & White designed Pennsylvania Station with the 1961 context in which it was slated for demolition. This tension between the original Beaux-Arts form, and the underlying commuter chaos of a metropolitan railroad station is used to create new breaks, openings, and erosions that create a more dynamic, complex, and contemporary station.
The goal of the new design is to influence not just the building itself, but also the neighborhood context it exists within, and the reputation and image of New York City as a whole. As an economic development project, the station incentivizes living and working in the neighborhood, leading to greater density, connectedness, and civic delight.