called the project the company’s “Promised Land.”

Mr. Roth and his wife, the theater producer Daryl Roth, have collectively given Mr. Cuomo about $400,000 in campaign donations. State officials said the donations had nothing to do with Vornado’s role in the venture.

“Manhattan’s West Side is the economic growth engine for the city,” Mr. Roth said in a statement, “anchored by Penn Station, the most vital transportation center for the region.”

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