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Facebook’s New Office in a 128-year-old Farley Post Office Building

United States Architecture News - Oct 07, 2020 - 12:27   3274 views

Facebook just signed a contract to lease all the 730,000 square feet of the office space at Farley Post Office Building – a beautiful New York landmark located across the Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. Characterized as Neoclassical Beaux-Arts style and built-in 1912, the building showcases it’s beautifully stone sculpted façade and massive Corinthian pillars. The building has been proposed to convert to a mix-use with the addition of Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road train hall.

Governor Cuomo further stimulates the huge commitment and ensures the security and support of the business and their development. He said, “This public-private partnership fortifies New York as an international center of innovation.” Facebook, an ever-growing company has been consistently expanding its roots through Manhattan catering to its employers in setting up in one of the prime locations of the city. Facebook leased 1.5 million square feet of office space at 30 Hudson Yards, 55 Hudson Yards, and 50 Hudson Yards.

This iconic structure will serve as a workspace to create a dedicated hub for the tech and engineering companies. The redevelopment will include Vornado, Skanska USA, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as the project developers. The futuristic vision of developing the landmark aligns with that of Facebook and gives it a stable platform to grow and outreach further.


Horizontally Expanded Facebook office. Image courtesy of 6sqft.com


Rendering of how the interiors of Facebook will look like. Image courtesy of 6sqft.com

Facebook in talks for office space at former Farley Post Office in Midtown  | 6sqftRendering of how the exteriors will look like. Image Courtesy of 6sqft.com

Cover Image - Beautiful Farley Building. Image courtesy of Curbed NY

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