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Tomorrow evening, ReThinkNYC will host the conference PLAN 2050Penn Station & A Post-Moses New York, an event Untapped Cities is co-sponsoring as a follow-up to the popular Summit for the Future of Penn Station last fall. ReThinkNYC is a architectural and transit think tank run by Jim Venturi and the conference focuses on its plan to “rethink” how the regional transit system works. One major idea is to convert Penn Station from an end station to a through station, forming part of one unified trunk line. This idea would involve creating new transit hubs outside of Manhattan to facilitate transfers, reconfiguring the system to function like how users now use it, rather than how it was planned which focused primarily on movement into and out of Manhattan.

These two videos from ReThinkNYC show what can be done from a regional perspective and within Penn Station, which can be reconfigured internally while allowing for new architectural ideas to flourish above ground.

Join us for PLAN 2050Penn Station & A Post-Moses New York at Cooper Union tomorrow, a free event which begins at 6:30 PM featuring:

ROBERT PAASWELL
Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, The City College of New York

SAM ROBERTS
Urban Affairs Correspondent, The New York Times
Author of “Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America”

LANE RICK
Principal, ReThink Studio

JIM VENTURI
Principal, ReThink Studio

CHRISTOPHER JONES
Senior Vice President and Chief Planner, Regional Plan Association

MARGARET NEWMAN
Associate Principal, ARUP

SAM SCHWARTZ
President, CEO & Founder, Sam Schwartz Consulting, LLC

DR. VUKAN R. VUCHIC
Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering – Transport, University of Pennsylvania

MODERATED BY:

WILLIAM MENKING
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper

CLOSING REMARKS:

GINA POLLARA
Senior Advisor, ReThink Studio

Register for PLAN 2050Penn Station & A Post-Moses New York.

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