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The US Mail keeps working in lockdown

Blog | By James Fletcher | May 20, 2020


The James A. Farley Building

Built in 1912, this is the interior of the main United States Post Office building in New York and stands opposite the rather tired Penn Station (Think Kings Cross in the 80s). The exterior is a Corinthian colonnade stretching a full city block with a separate pavilion at either end. It must be one of the world’s grandest and completely over the top post offices. Classic New York. The exterior stonework bears the inscription “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” written by an employee of the original firm of architects.