Moynihan Train Hall

with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

The redevelopment of the Landmarked Farley Post Office building to the new Moynihan Train Hall is currently in construction. The building will substantially expand New York Penn Station to serve customers using Amtrak and Long Island Railroad.

The Farley Building will expand Penn Station into the existing James A. Farley Building, creating a mixed-use development consisting of Moynihan Train Hall, private office space, and a retail concourse. The renovated Farley Building is a registered historic building in a dense urban setting. Despite these limitations, Atelier Ten applied a sustainability strategy to achieve the targeted LEED Core and Shell rating for office tenant spaces.

Atelier Ten focused on advising how this complex, landmarked building could demonstrate its high energy performance through the use of whole building energy modeling. As a result of these analysis and subsequent studies on mechanical systems improvements, the building became eligible for LEED certification.

Atelier Ten is currently leading the Moynihan Train Hall’s certification efforts to achieve a gold target rating for the upper levels. The analysis from the energy model will also be applied to support the building’s pursuit of an additional Pilot LEED for Transit certification for the lower levels.