Moynihan Station and the Complexity of Major Public Projects

Join “Our Own” Anna Levin, in a preseentation and discussion of this monumental project.

The Politics of Developement
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 – 6:00 pm

Theresa Land Community & Students Center, Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th Street (btwn 5th & 6th) , 2nd Floor.

Nearly 400,000 people use Penn Station every day, twice the number that came through when it was built. In 1993, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan proposed the conversion of the Farley Post Office building into a new Penn Station. Twenty years later, the project is finally ready to break ground despite longstanding support from nearly every stakeholder. What lay behind the delays? Why are delays in the nature of so many major public development projects? Are there lessons here for future planning? What are the prospects for the transformation of Manhattan’s far west side?

REMARKS BY:
Timothy Gilchrist
, President, Moynihan Station Development Corporation
Christopher O. Ward, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION WITH:
Vishaan Chakrabarti
, Director, Real Estate Development Program, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University
Anna Hayes Levin, Commissioner, New York City Planning Commission and former Member, Manhattan Community Board No. 4
Juliette Michaelson, Senior Planner, Regional Plan Association
Tokumbo Shobowale, Chief of Staff, Office of NYC Mayor for Economic Development

Admission is free but you must reserve a seat. Please emailcenternyc@newschool.edu or call 212.229.5418.

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