Now Arriving: A Transit Landscape for Manhattan

“Now Arriving: A Transit Landscape for Manhattan” presents the work of the eponymous Fall 2018 option studio, led by Gary Hilderbrand—the third in a series examining technological, operational, and spatial changes to mobility and public realm patterns in Manhattan. This studio and exhibition suggest that New York’s central transit hub—today’s dreaded Penn Station—could be re-imagined as the city’s largest civic plaza. How can the arrival and departure experience for 650,000 commuters and long haul travelers produce a stimulating New York spectacle, as it once did with the grandeur of McKim, Mead & White’s original 1920 Pennsylvania Station?