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Faneuil Hall closed until spring for renovations

275 years old, after all

The exterior of Faneuil Hall in Boston. The facade is red brick and there is a tower. ArtifyAnalog/Shutterstock

Boston’s Faneuil Hall, one of the city’s oldest and more iconic buildings, is closed as of January 1 for renovations that include improving elevators as well as the cooling and heating systems.

The 275-year-old building is expected to reopen in the spring.

The closure applies to its meeting space and to the retail on the lower floor. The National Park Service ranger station will relocate to State Street during the work.

The closure does not impact Quincy Market or the North and South markets.

The originally Georgian-style Faneuil Hall dates from 1742, but had to be largely rebuilt after a fire swept through it 20 years later. Charles Bulfinch designed its federal-style expansion at the start of the 19th century.