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Old Posted Mar 20, 2021, 7:58 PM
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BALTIMORE | Penn Station Project

Baltimore's Penn Station, the 8th busiest passenger rail station in the United States, is slated to be renovated and expanded starting in the spring of 2021. Neighboring Amtrak-owned surface level parking lots will be redeveloped under the proposal.



Source: Gensler (via The Architect's Newspaper article linked below)



Source: Gensler (via The Architect's Newspaper article linked below)



Source: Gensler (via The Architect's Newspaper article linked below)



Source: Gensler (via The Architect's Newspaper article linked below)



Source: Gensler (via The Architect's Newspaper article linked below)

News Articles

Baltimore Sun: Amtrak and developers push ahead with multimillion-dollar transformation of Baltimore’s Penn Station

Baltimore Business Journal: Penn Station, midtown redevelopment projects could top $500M, begin this spring

Baltimore Fishbowl: Developers aim to begin construction this spring on Penn Station improvements

The Architect's Newspaper: Gensler’s updated Amtrak station in Baltimore will provide “a window onto history”
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2021, 8:46 PM
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Looks awesome, I'm always pulling for Baltimore. Gensler is building a tower in Philly right now that has a lot of similarities to the taller one.
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I wish the tunnel was part of the deal too.
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When I saw the thread title and then part of the rendering, for a moment I had palpitations over the possibility they were tearing down the beaux arts station itself. But no (Thank G*d). As an addition, on the other side of the actual tracks, it's pretty nice.

Having grown up in DC and suburbs and lived in Baltimore for 4 years, I can't resist comparing Penn Station to DC's Union Station. Both are beautiful IMHO but Union Station has always had the benefit of being practically across the street from the seat of the federal government and heavily used by the people whose hands are in the money spigots. Its nice to see Penn Station getting some love.

Penn Station

https://technical.ly/baltimore/2013/...-plaza-events/

Union Station (Washington DC)

http://www.soulofamerica.com/cgi-bin...cale=0&slide=6
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can we finish the job and cover the tracks too?
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can we finish the job and cover the tracks too?
I like seeing the trains ... its a nice dynamic presence in the city.
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I'm not seeing much improvement to the station itself, just development of the surrounding land. They even still included those nasty 80's staircases from the terminal to the platforms in the rendering.

Not holding my breath for genuine capital enhancement.
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I'm not seeing much improvement to the station itself, just development of the surrounding land. They even still included those nasty 80's staircases from the terminal to the platforms in the rendering.

Not holding my breath for genuine capital enhancement.
I would like to see a high roofed glass train shed here, that would be killer.
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