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

Developer readies proposal to put restaurant in old Post Office in Princeton, NJ

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centraljersey.com: A developer is on track to go before the Princeton Planning Board next month with a proposal to put a restaurant in the old Post Office in Palmer Square, in reusing a 1930s building in the heart of an upscale shopping and dining district. David Eichler, a California-based real estate businessman, was the winning bidder to obtain the parcel by … Read More

Historic post office building in Niles MI may become marijuana dispensary

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WNDU: A potential buyer has approached the city of Niles, Mich., about buying the former post office and opening a marijuana dispensary inside.  (According to Wikipedia, the Old U.S. Post Office in Niles was built in 1909 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.  The city of Niles took ownership of the building in 1983.) It’s no longer of a question of if. Medical marijuana … Read More

Farley post office’s abandoned quarters explored in new exhibition

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Curbed NY: For many New Yorkers, the iconic James A. Farley Post Office on 34th Street and Eight Avenue has been one of the city’s vital public service structures. Aside from its obvious architectural magnificence, designed by McKim, Mead, and White in the Beaux-Arts style, many folks have heavily relied on the post office over the course of its existence. … Read More

Napa developer purchases downtown post office

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The North Bay Business Journal: A buyer has come forward for Downtown Napa’s historic Franklin Station post office, which suffered extensive damage in the August 2014 earthquake, and has sat vacant since. The buyer is Jim Keller, a Napa real estate agent and developer, who has tentative plans for a mixed-use development for the ½-acre property.“We’re going to re-purpose and … Read More

Food hall planned for old post office site in Stamford, CT

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Stamford Advocate: The old U.S. Post Office on Atlantic Street in Stamford, Conn. — closed since being sold to a developer three years ago for $4.3 million — was given a new day in the spotlight as dozens of city residents gathered inside to learn about the historic structure’s past, present and future. “Today, we are not lamenting the lack … Read More