Since its sale almost two years ago to developer YoungWoo and Associates, the Bronx General Post Office has been gearing up for a major overhaul as a new destination for shopping, office space, and dining.
Now, after the 13 Ben Shahn murals have carefully been restored to their original grandeur, the post office which once occupied the entire grand landmarked building has moved into their new space at the northern wing of the building.
With the post office in place and out of the way, construction appears to be picking up throughout the building.
Gone are the old mailboxes and the lobby serving as the post office. You can see straight through from one end of the building to the other as the walls where the post office service windows used to be are being opened up to the cavernous space beyond.
It’s a little bittersweet moment to know that the grandeur of the landmarked interior lobby will be blocked off during construction but it’s our sincerest hope that once complete, it will serve our borough well as a destination not just for The Bronx but even more specifically those who live in the area.
In previous conversations, YoungWoo is committed to making sure the place is diverse and reflective of the community and borough not to mention that they are also committing to making it a place for local small business.
Bronx Post Place, as the project is being called, is scheduled to open sometime in 2017. Take a look at the renderings for the space and let us know what you think.