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"Neither snow nor rain . . ."

The facade and steps of the James Farley Post Office, which is the main Post Office branch in New York City. Designed by the legendary architectural firm McKim Mead & White, it is located on Eighth Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets, across the street from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. Above the stately Corinthian columns, this magnificent example of Beaux-Arts architecture bears the famous inscription attributed to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

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Taken on April 1, 2005