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Watch NYT Video on Farley Renovation

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The New York Times just posted a short video about the recently completed exterior renovation of the Farley Post Office Building. It features Hugh Hardy of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architects, the lead architect of the renovation and Vice Chairman of MAS. The exterior renovation is an important first step toward creating a new gateway for New York, but the building still faces an uncertain future.

The MAS strongly supports the use of the federal rehabilitation tax credit in the redevelopment of the Farley Building, a city, state and national landmark, for two main reasons:

First, adhering to the rehabilitation standards required to qualify for the tax credit will safeguard the Farley Building’s historic fabric, including significant interior areas.

Second, the tax credit would be a significant financial boost of Federal funding to the project (up to $250 million).

At this point, it’s unclear whether the developers and MSG are willing to preserve enough of the historic features, like the lobby’s ticket windows and the brick walls of the future train hall, to qualify.

Watch “An Old Face Rejuvenated: The Farley Post Office Building,” a New York Times video


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