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8/17/17

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Manhattan's Farley Post Office Will Soon Be a Grand Train Hall

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Source: The New York Times

After 25 years of talk about turning the main post office in Manhattan into an extension of Pennsylvania Station, construction toward that ambitious and expensive goal is about to get underway.

Next week, workers will shift from demolishing sections of the 105-year-old James A. Farley Building to transforming it into a grand train hall for passengers of Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road...

On a tour of the Farley building this week, Mr. Cuomo compared it favorably to Grand Central Terminal, which is generally considered one of the country’s most awe-inspiring public spaces. “Architecturally, you could argue this is going to be even more powerful than Grand Central,” the governor said.​

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