Video: The historic Greenwich CT Post Office becomes a Restoration Hardware showroom

An interesting video- it shows the transformation of the historic Greenwich, Connecticut Post Office into a Restoration Hardware gallery. RH is a very upscale home furnishings chain, which can obviously afford the best architects and designers.

As striking as the “new” building is, it’s sad to think that a building that was paid for by the taxpayers, that was intended to be a public work of art as well as a place of business, has been sold off to the highest bidder, to gut and rebuild as he sees fit. It’s a good argument for the idea that classic buildings that are no longer of use to the postal service should be returned to the federal government for preservation and reuse, rather being than auctioned off to fat cat developers.

And what did the people of Greenwich get to replace their beautiful PO?

This lovely structure: