The redesign includes two additional blocks to accommodate high-speed rail lines for the Northeast Corridor, expanded commuter rail service for the entire tri-state area, direct rail connections to JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airports, a new park, residential areas and space reserved for commerce. Duffy commented:
"We imagined the site as vertically layered -- mixing places to live, to work, and to play, but most importantly, the public space has to take priority over all other uses. These spaces cannot be publicly accessible, privately owned. This site would be the gateway to the city for generations to come."