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Cuomo’s Penn Station Plan Would Fund Fix With Office Complex

  • Massive addition of space would accelerate shift in Manhattan
  • State has developed plans to renovate the transportation hub
Construction fencing in front of an entrance to Pennsylvania Station in New York.
Construction fencing in front of an entrance to Pennsylvania Station in New York.Photographer: Sarah Blesener/Bloomberg
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A New York state plan to redevelop the neighborhood surrounding Penn Station would clear the way for more than 14 million square feet of new offices, a massive addition of space that would accelerate the shift of Manhattan’s core toward the West side.

The project would use new construction on eight sites to fund improvements to the existing Penn Station and create underground tracks and platforms to the south of the transit hub, according to a draft proposal posted online.