Direct to Glass at Moynihan Train Station

The Moynihan Train Station is an adaptive reuse project of the Farley building, built in 1912 as the architectural companion to the old Penn Station, which was dismantled n 1963.

Now repurposed as an extension of Penn Station’s concourse, the 255,000 sq. ft. building boasts an impressive display of glass artwork graced with digital imagery by artist Stan Douglas.

General Glass provided the materials and the technique for these images that constitute 80 linear feet of glass. The manufacturer’s Alice® direct-to-glass printing process uses a ceramic frit paint that’s digitally jetted onto the surface of OptiWhite glass, whose superior transparency makes it ideal for applications with vivid and detailed images.

The images themselves reflect on the history of the location. They’re painstaking photographic recreations of seemingly mundane but culturally significant events that took place at Penn Station: “from an impromptu vaudeville show directed by Burt Williams in 1914 to the emotional goodbyes of a soldier leaving his family for the front lines during World War II.”

The direct-to-print process is formulated for superior color reproduction and attention to detail. The paint is UV-, fade-, and scratch-resistant, “ensuring the art itself will be as vibrant years down the line as it was the day Moynihan Train Hall ticketed its inaugural passenger.”

In addition to custom graphics, General Glass offers several ready-to-print designs. Find out more at General Glass.

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