In Manhattan, SOM have transformed the former James A. Farley Post Office building into a characteristic railway station hall for Pennsylvania Station. The delicate cable-net domes are the work of Stuttgart engineers Schlaich Bergermann Partner.
Client: Empire State Development
Architecture: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Structural engineering: Severud Associates, schlaich bergermann partner
Location: between 8th and 9th Avenue, 31st and 33rd Street, Manhattan, New York (US)
Our Readers’ Favourites: The Most Popular DETAIL-Online Articles in May
In May, our readers were particularly enthusiastic about the following three contributions: a renovated multi-generational house in Brussels, the transformation of an old post office into a railway station hall and a colourful hotel complex on the Iranian island of Hormuz.
In Forest near Brussels, Edouard Brunet demonstrates how to remodel a small single-family home into a spaciously-proportioned multigenerational building with the aid of an annex and skilful use of natural light.
Architecture: Edouard Brunet Architecte
Structural engineering: Neuf81
Location: Forest/Vorst, Brüssel (BE)