OMA’s park-crowned POST Houston opens in the shell of an old mail processing warehouse

The old Barbara Jordan Post Office, a sprawling former USPS hub and mail sorting warehouse on the industrial northwestern fringes of downtown Houston, is once again whirring with activity after its OMA-led reawakening as a mixed-use cultural complex. The first phase of the metamorphic POST Houston adaptive reuse project, designed by OMA New York partner Jason Long, has reached “significant completion” and major elements of the complex, including a food hall and “Texas-sized” rooftop park, were unveiled to an estimated 40,000 eager Houstonians on November 13 for a weekend of special programming at the resuscitated landmark building.

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