110’s Architectural Sibling: Moynihan Station

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This rendering from Ismael Leyva Architects shows us our closest architectural relative, the Farley Post Office building at 33rd Street, which is now being reimagined as a striking new Penn Station. Both the Farley building and 110 were originally designed by McKim, Mead & White, and now are being updated by Ismael Leyva.

For those of you with northeastern-facing views, you will probably see another Leyva design going up over the next few months in downtown Brooklyn, the Oro condo building. Warning: Oro lacks the old-world look and feel of 110 and the post office, as can be seen below.

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What does Oro look like now? See Brownstoner’s pic.

See more McKim, Mead & White buildings at NYC Architecture (obligatory sigh at the old Penn Station) and on Wikipedia, and more Leyva renderings at their site, including the Time Warner Center.

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