A historic post office in Chelsea is set to become a creative office complex. After more than a year of negotiations, Tishman Speyer and the United States Postal Service reached an agreement this week to develop 630,000 square feet of office space at the Morgan North Postal Facility, as the New York Post first reported. Constructed in 1933, the 10-story building encompasses an entire block from 9th to 10th Avenue and 29th to 30th Street and boasts a 2.5-acre private roof deck, the largest in Manhattan.
Before a deal was reached to turn the space into an office complex, the Morgan North facility was once proposed as a new home for Madison Square Garden. In 2014, the Municipal Art Society and the Regional Plan Association called for the famous venue to move to the post office in order to make more way for an expanded Penn Station.
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