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5/30/2013 12:49 PM 

Diller, Scofidio + Renfro
Four New York-based architecture firms have unveiled competition entries for a new Penn Station and a relocated Madison Square Garden. SHoP Architects, H3 Hardy Architecture, SOM and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, have had only two months to create their competition entries.

The entries are part of a competition run by the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) in association with the Regional Plan Association, which together form the Alliance for a New Penn Station.
H3 Hardy Architecture
"In addition to reframing Penn Station as a city-wide symbol of design, engineering and urban culture, the brief also called for a clear narrative for the greater midtown area that incorporates exciting possibilities for the 16-acre west side waterfront Hudson Yards site,"designboom reports.

The four plans were presented at a forum organized by MAS, according to Architectural Record.
SHoP Architects
"This is a once-in-a-century opportunity to right the wrong of what happened to Penn Station, to get Penn Station out from being a basement space and give it the kind of space and civic nature that is appropriate for the busiest train station in the United States," SHoP Principal Gregg Pasquarelli said during his presentation.
Skidmore, Owings + Merrill
SOM's proposal includes four mixed-use towers at the corners of the site.

The proposal has conceptual similarities to the submission SOM made for an earlier visioning charrette around the 100th anniversary of New York’s Grand Central Terminal last October.

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