Old Post Office – A New Direction
December 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
Grant C. Uhlir, Regional Managing Principal, Gensler Architects
Senior Project Manager for the Old Post Office
After sitting vacant for nearly two decades, The Old Post Office has completed an $800 million renovation, the largest historic redevelopment in the country. Today, the property boasts over 2.5 million square feet of stunning multi-use office and event space, and is poised to once again become the central hub of Chicago’s business community.
The historically minded restoration and repositioning, including restoration of the building’s façade, windows, main lobby, Postmaster-General’s suite, and historic corridors. This project was as much about transformation as it was about the research of what once was. Gensler has created detailed documentation of existing equipment including scales, mail chutes, conveyors, historic corridors, original mosaic tile floors, and plaster ceilings. Preservation of these elements is paired with graphic stories and displays of postal relics to capture a unique brand experience that speaks to the building’s history and its purpose moving forward. The development is LEED certified.
This is a FREE program, advanced registration is requested.
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