On the first day of 2021, New York City opened the doors to its newest transit hub, the Moynihan Train Hall. The 255,000-square-foot hall is an expansion of 34th Street’s Pennsylvania Station into the city’s former main post office building, the James A. Farley Building. Designed by architecture firm SOM, the $1.6 billion project restores the grandeur of the original Penn Station that was demolished in 1963 to make way for Madison Square Garden.

Aside from its 92-foot-high skylight that floods the hall with natural light, its 700 windows, and its 12-foot-tall clock that harks back to old Penn Station, Moynihan Train Hall boasts permanent art installations by renowned artists Kehinde Wiley, Stan Douglas, and duo Elmgreen & Dragset. The site-specific installations, in their own unique ways, pay homage to the past, present, and future, while honoring the city’s history, diversity, and architectural magnificence.