Facebook inks lease at old post office building in Manhattan

Maya Rajamani
August 03, 2020 - 7:19 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Facebook has inked a lease at the old post office building across from Penn Station. 

The social media conglomerate leased 730,000 square feet of office space at The Farley Building, Vornado Realty Trust said in a release Monday. 

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Vornado is currently converting the building into a “state-of-the-art” mixed-use complex, according to the release. 

The complex will comprise Facebook's new offices, as well as the Moynihan Train Hall and 120,000 square feet of retail space, the release said. 

“The Farley Building will further anchor our New York foot print and create a dedicated hub for our tech and engineering teams,” Facebook’s Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities, Americas, EMEA and APA said in a statement. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday called the lease agreement “a significant moment in New York’s road to build back better and stronger.” 

“Vornado’s and Facebook’s investment in New York and commitment to further putting down roots here — even in the midst of a pandemic — is an important signal to the world that our brightest days are still ahead and we are open for business,” he said in a statement.