Putting an end to months of rumors, Facebook announced a commitment to lease all of the office space at the Farley Post Office Building, located across from Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. Mayor Bill de Blasio heralded the deal as “a big part of our future” and a “big vote of confidence” in New York City.
The James A. Farley Post Office was built in the Beaux Arts style in 1912, between 31st and 33rd Streets and 8th and 9th Avenues.
The complex will include, Vornado explained, “Facebook’s office space; the majestic Moynihan Train Hall; and 120,000 square feet of retail space with food and beverage, full-service restaurants and curated lifestyle brands. The project is expected to be completed in phases beginning by year-end 2020.”