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Farley
Location

Related Marketing Office - across from Farley Post Office

Date and Time

Tuesday, May 22 2018 - 6 PM

Event Details

Related will host SPIRE members for a hard hat tour of the historic Farley post office building as it is transformed into an architecturally-stunning 21st century transit, office and retail hub.

After 25 years of talk about turning the main post office in Manhattan into an extension of Pennsylvania Station, the transformation of the 105-year-old James A. Farley Building into a grand hall is finally underway. Known as Moynihan Train Hall, the plans are already being compared to Grand Central Terminal, one of the country's most awe-inspiring public spaces.

Built in 1912 in the Beaux Arts style, the building is considered an architectural gem from an era of civic grandeur. The adaptive redesign aims to reestablish that sense of civic monumentality with a skylight courtyard under a majestic, one-acre glass atrium.

The five-story complex takes up two city blocks, from 31st Street to 33rd Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. When finished, it will boast 900,000 square feet of office and retail, high ceilings and a 70,000-square-foot green space on the roof with a glass and steel amphitheater. Moynihan Train Hall is anticipated to open in 2020; construction and retrofit costs are estimated to total $1.6 billion.

Join us for dinner nearby after the tour.