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#82147 U.S. Post Office Future is Uncertain

Posted by T&PLoftDweller on 05 February 2014 - 10:14 PM

Not to go off topic more, but I too have been to the Chelsea Market and envisioned something similar in the T&P Warehouse. I think the utilitarian warehouse style would be a better fit than the classical architecture of the PO. Like JBB said, the warehouse is smaller than the Chelsea Market building, especially the depth. I could see the loading dock doors turned into storefronts with shops that run the full depth rather than the interior storefront style of the Chelsea Market. This would be a great draw for residents and visitors alike.

As far as the future of the post office goes, the renderings I saw a few years ago for city hall looked like a great fit. As I recall the parking lot on the east side was partially turned into a public area with a fountain. I'm surprised no one has said anything about these parking lots in front of the T&P Lofts that the post office has neglected for years, or the loading dock area that connects the post office to the T&P. They are a bonus for whatever ends up going in the PO building.

Whatever it becomes, I look forward to seeing the exterior of the building cleaned up and for there not to be deteriorating blinds in the windows.