Former Ardmore Station post office in Winston-Salem is being demolished

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journalnow.com: The former Ardmore Station post office at 229 Miller St. in Winston-Salem, NC, is being demolished, but property owner Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has not detailed its plans for the site. “While the building demolition is underway, we still have programming, planning and design to complete,” said Mac Ingraham, a spokesman for the medical center. The Ardmore Station … Read More

Passaic County renovating old Paterson, NJ, post office for $8 million

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Paterson Times: The old downtown Paterson post office is expected to undergo a massive restoration, according to Passaic County records. The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded an $8 million contract to Elizabeth-based H&S Construction & Mechanical for asbestos removal, general construction, renovation, and installation of a new elevator. Constructed in 1899, the Flemish style building, housed the main … Read More

Swedish contractor to turn famous New York post office into train hub

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Global Construction Review: Swedish contractor Skanska has signed a contract with Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) and developers Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust to rehabilitate the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building in New York City. The design-build contract is worth $1.26bn which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter 2017. The renovated … Read More

Rio Nido, CA, Post Office closure surprises longtime customers

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sonomawest.com: Postal customers were buzzing on Saturday over the sudden closing of the post office in Rio Nido, Calif., a small town near Santa Rosa.  (It’s a contract post office, so the Postal Service does not hold a public meeting or follow any of the other steps in a normal discontinuance process.)  “This is upsetting to all of us,” said … Read More

Santa Monica’s historic post office building is back on the market, may sell for $13 million more than the USPS got for it

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Santa Monica Daily Press: Santa Monica’s historic post office building is back on the market. SkyDance Productions purchased the property in 2014 for about $27 million and has received entitlements to modify the building. However, the company has already outgrown the space and won’t occupy the site. The application to reuse the building included a remodeled interior and construction of … Read More

Residents resist closure of landmark post office in Richmond, Calif.

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East Bay Times: Closing the main post office in Richmond, Calif., would strike a serious blow against the city’s neediest people as well as to a downtown business district on the brink of a boom, participants at a town hall meeting on Thursday agreed with virtual unanimity. It also would disconnect the city from an important piece of its architectural heritage … Read More