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A “Monumental” Install – Historic Moynihan Lanterns Return Home

The Moynihan Train Hall project expands the nation’s busiest train station, Pennsylvania Station, New York across 8th Avenue into the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building, part of a mixed-use redevelopment of the entire block. The imposing century-old Post Office Building was designed by the same architecture firm, McKim, Mead, and White, as the original, iconic Pennsylvania Station.

Grand Light teamed with the historical building restoration consulting firm Bulding Conservation Associates, Inc., architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, historic restoration firm Graciano Corporation, and construction group Skanska USA, in restoring the large exterior lanterns located on the facade of the historic post office.

Grand Light recently delivered these massive historic lanterns, beautifully repaired, restored, and enhanced with a custom patina “Liberty” finish, back to the Moynihan Train Hall renovation site.

Grand Light’s on-site specialists utilized their custom 30ft flatbed trailer to safely transport the restored, partially assembled historic lanterns. Each lantern was additionally wrapped with covering for protection from road debris and dirt.

In cooperation with Graciano Corporation personnel, all lanterns and mounting brackets were lifted safely off the flatbed utilizing lifting straps and a truck-mounted crane.

Grand Light is proud to have been able to revitalize these beautiful, historic lanterns for this Pennsylvania Station project.

For more information regarding the restoration of the historic lighting fixtures from the Pennsylvania Station – Moynihan Train Hall project, you may review the Historic Lighting Restoration Project Webpage.

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