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The Revitalization of Penn Station with a Twist of Energy Enhancements

How many of you Long Islander’s commute through Penn Station in New York City? Upon arrival and departure, how often do you observe your surroundings in Penn Station? If not often, I invite you to take a brief moment to witness the unique thought process behind the transformation. 


Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the green light to revitalize Penn Station and the Farley Post Office across the street in 2016. He announced Vornado and Skanska won the bid for the redevelopment. Reviewing the proposed designs on-line and physically being in Penn Station, you get a very clear sense for where their sparks of inspiration evolved from. 

Have you heard of Feng Shui, Bau Biology, Biophillic Design, and Environmental Psychology? These may seem like separate 'design' practices, yet each one conceives similar principles. “let the outside in,” create a more soothing atmosphere during high paced foot traffic, literally and visually create the illusion of a more open and airy space, and use lighting that replicates being outside vs tiring the eyes and mind.  

Whether deliberately or just by not saying, these developers have tapped into a wonderful collaboration of  Eastern and Western arts and sciences to better the overall the experience and energy flow for commuters and employees.


Yes, that is a digital screen with an image of sky and clouds. 


Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comment balloon 12 commentsLaura Cerrano • September 29 2017 07:49PM


Laura- what a change!  I'm not familiar with Bau Biology or the other concepts but when Larry was in the hospital that had been recently renovated they had a similar design. When walking down the long hall, instead of one long wall, there were glassed in green areas where people could go for a break. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

Laura what a change since I have been to Penn Station... oh about 25 years ago:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

        Thank you Laura

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

Love the change, So much better.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 1 year ago

Good morning Laura.  It's been many years since I've been to Penn Station.  I hope to visit again sometime in the near future.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Good morning Laura. This is something I didn't know and am happy to learn. great photos too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

I can see why Kathy chose to highlight your post this week...well done!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 1 year ago

Hi Laura --- your post once again reminds me I need a New York City "fix".    

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 1 year ago

Hi Laura -  I have not been there in a while but I know it is being renovated.  I use Grand Central which is beautifully restored.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Huh! What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing! It is interesting to hear about innovative ideas that people have in different areas and for different applications. 

Posted by Corey Martin, Real Estate and Management Solutions (Martin Presence Group) over 1 year ago

That's quite a change, Laura. It's been many years since I was last in Penn Station and it looked nothing like this!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 1 year ago

Great change. Before I clicked your post I wondered if my untrained eye would pick up changes. This was easy to see.

Posted by Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida (Haven Realty & Investments) over 1 year ago

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