New York’s Moynihan Train Hall Named Best Engineering Achievement 2022 | News
Washington, DC, May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New York’s new Moynihan Train Hall received the Grand Designer Award on Tuesday night, representing the most notable engineering effort of the year.
Designed by Severud Associates of New York, the project was named the best of 195 entries from the United States and the world at the annual Excellence in Engineering Awards (EEA), held in Washington, D.C. , and hosted by the Emmy award winner. comedian and television host Ross Shafer.
The 55th annual EEA Awards were presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the commercial voice of the American engineering industry.
Nearly 30 years after its conception, the new Moynihan Train Hall now offers visitors a breathtaking and sunny arrival in New York City. The 255,000 square foot concourse extends from Penn Station across Eighth Avenue into the famous James A. Farley Building, the city’s former main post office. Highlights include a 30,000 square foot main boarding hall, formerly the mail sorting room, and a 92 foot high vaulted skylight roof creatively supported by original but previously hidden giant steel trusses from 150 feet long.
Other project improvements include several new station entrances, an expanded West End Concourse and the Intermodal Midblock Hall. The project creates a majestic, above-ground, sunlit entrance to New York City while dramatically improving access, interconnectivity, and the overall traveler experience.
ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr said the Moynihan project represents engineering problem solving at its best. “Sometimes you don’t need to tear everything down to create something new,” Darr said. “Severud Associates’ Moynihan Train Hall project has breathed new life into a piece of New York’s rich architectural history and designed a new gateway to the city that will impress and inspire long into the future.”
The other big winners of the EEE 2022 were (Grand Awards):
Penn Medicine Pavilion, Philadelphia, by HDR on behalf of PennFIRST
Hernando de Soto Bridge Emergency Repairs, Memphis, TN, by Michael Baker International
Sofi Stadium, Inglewood, California, by Walter P Moore
Rainier Square, Seattle, WA, by Magnusson Klemencic
Little Island in Hudson River Park, Manhattan, NY, by Arup, New York, NY
Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Vine City, Atlanta, GA, by Freese and Nichols, and HDR
Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Restoration Project, Grand Chenier, LA, by HDR
Lick Run Valley Conveyance System and Greenway, Cincinnati, OH, by Strand Associates
Middle Harbor, Long Beach, CA, by Moffat & Nichol
Mid-Coast Truck Extension Project, San Diego, CA, WSP USA
Gateway International Bridge, Orange County, California, by WSP USA
Northgate Link Extension, Seattle, WA, by McMillen Jacobs Associates
Mason Mega Rail Project, Garden City, GA, by Moffatt and Nichol
Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA, by Haley & Aldrich
Pettit Creek Lake Weir, Blaine County, ID, by HDR
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the trade association for the American engineering industry, representing more than 5,500 independent engineering companies and more than 600,000 professionals across the United States engaged in the development of US transportation, water and energy infrastructure, as well as environmental, industrial and other public and private facilities. Based in Washington, DC, ACEC is a national federation of 52 state and regional organizations.
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