University looks to renovate historic post office in Florence, SC

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Renovations planned for an old post office in downtown Florence, SC, are on hold after Francis Marion University announced the multi-million-dollar project last February. University officials said they expected to start moving into the old post office building this year, but they’re still waiting on the funds to move forward with the project. FMU President Dr. Fred Carter said with the … Read More

As Work Space, Old Post Offices Have a Timeless Allure

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New York Times: The Postal Service moved out of its longtime main post office in downtown Chicago in 1997, but ideas for remaking the Art Deco behemoth never gained traction. The huge building sat vacant, a far cry from the time when workers could sort up to 35 million letters a day there and residents posted mail in its elegant lobby, … Read More

Local tech company to occupy historic Union Square post office in Somerville, MA

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thesomervilletimes.com: The historic Union Square Post Office building in Somerville, MA, will soon be home to RightHand Robotics, a local technology company that grew out of a team of researchers from Harvard, Yale and MIT. RightHand Robotics is a leader in end-to-end solutions that reduce the cost of e-commerce order-fulfillment across industries, bringing the latest technological developments from the lab … Read More

Morristown NJ moves to save iconic post office with $1.5 million purchase bid

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Daily Record: The town of Morristown, New Jersey has submitted a $1.5 million bid to buy the century-old U.S. Post Office, a decaying, 19,000-square-foot facility by The Green that is listed on state and national historic registers. “We want to preserve it and possibly use it for town functions or partner with some non-profits and bring it back to its glory. We have … Read More

Chicago awards old Post Office preliminary landmark status, tax incentive

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Curbed Chicago: Currently in the midst of a multi-year renovation into high-tech offices, Chicago’s 1930’s Main Post Office building was awarded a preliminary landmark recommendation at yesterday’s meeting of the City’s Commission on Landmarks. In addition to protecting the 2.8 million-square-foot Art Deco structure from future demolition, the move also enabled the project to receive a special tax assessment to … Read More

Planning Board Approves Developer’s Proposal For Former Post Office in Princeton, NJ

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Princeton’s Planning Board last week voted unanimously in favor of an application to turn the former U.S. Post Office branch on Palmer Square into a restaurant. Triumph Brewing Company is expected to move from its current location on Nassau Street to the historic Palmer Square building. No official target date for the move has been mentioned. “My client closed with … 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

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