The James A. Farley Post Office Building is the main post office building in New York City. Its ZIP code designation is 10001. Built in 1912, the building is famous for bearing the inscription: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. In 1982, the post office was officially designated The James A. Farley Building, as a monument and testament to the political career of the nation's 53rd Postmaster General. The Farley Post Office is home to "Operation Santa," made famous in the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street.
The Farley Building consists of the old general post office building and its western annex. The Farley building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and occupies two full city blocks, an 8-acre (32,000 m2) footprint straddling the tracks of the Northeast Corridor and the Farley Corridor (sub-district B) in western Midtown Manhattan. The building fronts on the west side of Eighth Avenue, across from Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden. It is located at 421 Eighth Avenue, between 31st Street and 33rd Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
The Farley Post Office once held the distinction of being the only Post Office in New York City open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But in 2009, due to the economic downturn, its windows began to close at 10:00 p.m.
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mauro61 (52623) 2012-09-11 14:15
l'angolo è perfetto per presentare una omogenea sfilata di colonne uguali nelle dimensioni e avvolte nello stesso cromatismo compositivo.
Buona la definizione,
worldcitizen (7187) 2012-09-11 15:44
I have tried to photograph this building a couple of times. Now I see that a tighter crop works very well. :-) I like the tight line of columns, and the diagonal that slices through the top left part of the frame.
emka (81608) 2012-09-11 22:53
Hi Andre, I remember well this row of columns and even wanted to post similar photo, but i didn't know it is Post office.
Excellent composition, very attractive view. interesting note, tfs.
JFS (32459) 2012-09-12 4:11
Impressive POV of these beautiful columns, great visual impact, good work. Cheers,
Sergiom (62710) 2012-09-12 5:01
J'aime beaucoup cet alignement de colonnes dans l'image. Elle donne de la profondeur et de la répétition. Une très belle perspective.
ricardomattos (4703) 2012-09-15 18:11
Bela composição, explorando a beleza da arquitetura e a formação interessante deste padrão nas colunas.
Graal (98602) 2012-09-19 0:06
amazing composition, good idea and shot. I like the perspective and details of architecture. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
josepmarin (57833) 2012-09-27 10:49
recuerdo perfectamente este impresionante edificio con sus columnas neo-clásicas y sus enormes dimensiones.
En este buen encuadre has aprovechado la perspectiva de estas columnas, para crear una imagen dinámica y poderosa visualmente, con una eficaz repetición de los elementos.
La sensación de profundidad y el grafismo son fantásticos.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13093)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: New York City
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-11 14:08