Workers continue to install new steel girders at the former Greenwich Post Office building that is planned to become the new home of furnishings emporium Restoration Hardware.
All that remains of the columned structure that is on the Register of National Historic Places, is the facade. "From the basement up, it has been gutted," said Dana Wells, project manager for QSR Steel Corp. Wells and his crew from the steel fabricating and installation firm in Hartford, have been installing steel girders in the building at the corner of Greenwich Avenue and Arch Street.
Wells said he expects that work to continue for another two to three weeks.
In 2011, the United States Postal Service sold the building at 310 Greenwich Ave. as part of a national scale-down of operations for $15 million, to 310 Greenwich LLC, a company owned by Greenwich resident Peter Malkin. Malkin's holdings include the Empire State Building in New York City.
When the building is complete it is to house Restoration Hardware, which has a store a block away at 239 Greenwich Ave.