Images: Phase 1 of the Moynihan Station project nears completion in the historic James A. Farley Post Office

 
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Moynihan Station is to occupy the current Farley Post Office on 34th Street to help alleviate pedestrian congestion for the Amtrak, New Jersey Transit & Long Island Railroad in Penn Station, across the street.  While the plan was conceived 25 years ago, ground was broken on the project in 2010 and Phase 1 is expected to be completed this year, in 2016.

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Skanska, one of the worlds leading civil construction groups, hired Michael Benabib, industrial photographer, to make images of both employees and of the construction project for a new proposal. After donning hard hats and reflective vests, we entered the construction site – to document the progress on phase 1, which involves installing an emergency ventilation system and new entrances to the building, as well as photograph the empty spaces where phase 2 will begin.

 Michael Benabib, industrial photographer, on site, photographing Phase 1 of the Moynihan Station project. Photo by Moth Dust // www.mothdustphoto.com

Michael Benabib, industrial photographer, on site, photographing Phase 1 of the Moynihan Station project. Photo by Moth Dust // www.mothdustphoto.com

The James A. Farley Post Office Building was designated a New York City Landmark in 1966, so extra care on this project is made to keep the external façade of the building intact. 

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