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In the Landmarked James A. Farley Building in New York, Meta Curates and Commissions Artists’ Largest Works Yet

Before Meta’s new midtown Manhattan office welcomes employees this fall, it is unveiling a new art collection. Five monumental, site-specific commissions by a diverse roster of New York-based artists—many of which represent the largest work of their careers—have been installed in the landmarked James A. Farley Building, which currently houses a branch of the United States Postal Service, as well as Moynihan Train Hall. The tech company signed the lease during lockdown and at 700,000 square feet spread across five floors, Meta is the 1914 building’s largest tenant—and the office is similar in scale to its Frank Gehry-designed campus in Menlo Park, California. Its dedicated art program, Meta Open Arts, is helping to bolster its creative community.

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