Penn Station Reconstruction


The project will remove an upper level to transform Penn Station, which was last rebuilt in 1968, into a single-level, 450-ft-long train hall with higher ceilings, wider passageways and natural light. Currently, there are ceilings as low as 7 ft in some areas. The plan calls for 18 additional escalators and 11 more elevators to move passengers off train platforms faster and more safely. New entrances and underground passages connecting to 34th Street and Herald Square in Manhattan will also be added.

Hirani will provide the following services:

  • Topographic and property boundary surveys
  • Utility surveys
  • Laser scan surveys of Penn Station interior
  • Point clouds and BIM model of existing conditions including modeling of architectural, structural and building systems
  • Civil engineering design including relocation/maintenance and protection of all utilities during demolition and construction, maintenance and protection of traffic, and reconstruction of the roadway and sidewalk affected by the project.