6. James A. Farley Post Office
Governor Cuomo recently unveiled the sixth signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: to transform Penn Station and the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a “world-class transportation hub.” The project, known as the Empire State Station Complex, would feature significant passenger improvements, including so-called first-class amenities, natural light, increased train capacity and decreased congestion, and improved signage, adding to the plans underway to make the post office into an Amtrak station. The project is anticipated to cost $3 billion, to be expedited by a public-private partnership in order to break ground this year and complete substantial construction within the next three years. The James A. Farley Post Office was designated an exterior landmark in 1966, but has not been landmarked in the interior. Time will only tell what changes are in store.