New York’s Moynihan Railroad named Best Engineering Achievement of 2022 | News

WASHINGTON, DC, May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The new Moynihan Train Hall in New York City received the Grand Conceptor Award Tuesday night, marking the year’s most outstanding engineering effort.

Designed by New York City-based Severud Associates, the project was selected as the 195th Best Entrant from the United States and the world at the annual Black Tie Engineering Excellence (EEA) Awards, held in Washington, D.C., and moderated by an Emmy Award winner. Comedian and TV host Ross Schaeffer.

The 55th Annual EEA Awards are held by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the business voice of the American engineering industry.

After nearly 30 years of pregnancy, the new Moynihan Train Hall now offers visitors scenic, sunlit access to New York City. The 255,000-square-foot auditorium expands Penn Station across Eighth Avenue into the historic James A. Farley Building, the city’s former major city post office. Highlights include the 30,000-square-foot main boarding plaza, formerly the Mail Sorting Room, and a 92-foot-high arched skylight ingeniously supported by giant, previously hidden, 150-foot-tall original steel trusses.

Other project improvements include several new terminal entrances, an expanded West End Concourse, and a multimedia Midblock Hall. The project creates a majestic above-ground, sun-soaked entrance to New York while dramatically improving access, connectivity, and the overall traveler experience.

The Moynihan project represents engineering problem solving at its best, said Linda Powerdhar, president and CEO of ACEC. “Sometimes it’s not necessary to tear everything apart to create something new,” said Harr. “The Moynihan Train Hall project by Severud Associates breathed new life into part of New York City’s rich architectural history and designed a new portal into the city that will awe and well inspire the future.”

The other winners of the 2022 EEA (Grand Awards):

The Pavilion in Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, by HDR on behalf of PennFIRST

Emergency Repairs to the Hernando De Soto Bridge, Memphis, Tennessee, by Michael Baker International

Sophie Playground, Englewood, California, by Walter B. Moore

Rainier Square, Seattle, Washington, by Magnuson Klemencic

Small Island in Hudson River Park, Manhattan, New York, by Arup, New York, NY

Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Fine City, Atlanta, Georgia, by Fries and Nichols, and HDR

Rockefeller Bay Coast Line Restoration Project, Grand Chenier, Los Angeles, by HDR

The Lick Run Valley Conveyance and Greenway System, Cincinnati, OH, by Strand Associates

Middle Harbor, Long Beach, California, by Moffat and Nicole

Mid Coast Trolley Extension Project, San Diego, CA, USA

International Gate Bridge, Orange County, California, by WSP USA

Northgate Link Extension, Seattle, Washington, by McMillen Jacobs Associates

Mason Mega Railroad Project, Garden City, Georgia, by Moffat and Nicole

Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, Washington, by Haley & Aldrich

Petit Creek Lake Wear, Blaine County, Arizona, by HDR

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the business association for the American engineering industry, representing more than 5,500 independent engineering firms and more than 600,000 professionals across the United States involved in the development of America’s transportation, water, and energy infrastructure, along with environmental, industrial, and other public utilities and private. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ACEC is a national federation of 52 state and regional organizations.



Alan Crockett American Council of Engineering Firms 202-682-4301 [email protected]

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