Seven Years Gives Rahm an Itch; Plans to Seize Old Main Post Office From British Developer
Feb20

Seven Years Gives Rahm an Itch; Plans to Seize Old Main Post Office From British Developer

For the second time in a week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking dramatic steps that will ultimately reshape the Chicago skyline. A few days ago he introduced a plan to extend the downtown high-density skyscraper district to the north and west as part of a scheme to make more money available in the rest of the city’s neighborhoods.  Now he’s trying to seize control of the city’s largest derelict building in order...

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[Interactive] Old Post Office Plan Approved with 100-Story Tower, But 170-Story Skyscraper Will Wait
Jul21

[Interactive] Old Post Office Plan Approved with 100-Story Tower, But 170-Story Skyscraper Will Wait

Fantastic news for people tired of seeing that massive dead post office sulking over the Eisenhower Expressway in the West Loop: The plan to turn it into an enormous residential, retail, and office complex has cleared its final major hurdle. The building was abandoned in 1996, and every few years someone seems to come along with a plan for turning it into something or other, but to date none have worked out.  This latest one is the...

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