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Old Posted Jun 19, 2018, 2:47 AM
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Yeah it's pretty mindblowing when you think about it. Now imagine if Amazon chose Chicago and it was something like the 78. Now that's mindblowing LOL.
Guaranteed to keep the real estate boom in the core going. Downtown will barely feel any coming recession.
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2018, 2:51 AM
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Yep. My floor at work is something like 125,000 sq ft and I think we have around 1000 total people. Now, think about the 25,000 people and think about how many might be living with a significant other. Think of how many have kids. Even if a quarter of those people want to live downtown or close to it, with an average household size of 1.25...that's nearly 8000 people. Now realize how Riverline (or whatever it's called now) is basically across the bridge with something like 3300 total units to be delivered...

Yeah it's pretty mindblowing when you think about it. Now imagine if Amazon chose Chicago and it was something like the 78. Now that's mindblowing LOL.
Considering how high the daytime population around the Post Office will be, it's matter of time until the "Southwest Loop" starts to grow. With the exception of the retail along Canal St, the area is a giant blank slate where developers are allowed to upzone to DX. It would allow for the skyline to venture into new territories
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2018, 3:06 AM
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^ Lots of empty lots and low slung warehouse-like buildings in that area that can all be easily redeveloped once land prices start going up. Excellent transportation connections as well, with the Clinton Blue, Union Station, 290 and 90/94 all nearby. Proximity to UIC doesn't hurt, either.
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Considering how high the daytime population around the Post Office will be, it's matter of time until the "Southwest Loop" starts to grow. With the exception of the retail along Canal St, the area is a giant blank slate where developers are allowed to upzone to DX. It would allow for the skyline to venture into new territories
So far, planners have actively discouraged residential from this area (Southwest Loop is so boring, why not O'Learyville?)

I think the planners are working on the notion that downtown needs a lot of service businesses to sustain itself, and everybody benefits if those businesses are close to their downtown customers. Of course, these businesses also occupy a lot of square footage, so even O'Learyville can only hold a handful, UPS being the biggest.

The area also has poor transit, with few connections to the east or west and nothing between the Blue Line at Congress and the #12/18 at Roosevelt. I suppose the 60 could be re-routed through the area instead of taking Harrison.
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Who's next?, Allstate
Allstate is moving bodies out of state, not downtown.
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lots of nice renders and old pics




http://www.chicagomag.com/real-estat...ore-and-After/


The Old Main Post

Office: Before and After


For 20 years, the 2.5 million square–foot facility has sat
empty. Soon, it will take shape as a sleek new office building.
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"renders"

When will people stop making this mistake? Oof
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2018, 6:22 PM
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What an improvement. For 5 years i looked down at that site from my office and thought what horrible greeting that place was as your entered the downtown area. Good stuff Chicago!
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"renders"

When will people stop making this mistake? Oof
No one cares.
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"renders"

When will people stop making this mistake? Oof
Not gonna lie, I sometimes say 'renders' because I know it irritates you. People aren't gonna stop making the mistake. We all know what he's talking about so its best to just say "Thanks for the renders" and call it a day. This is the internet after all. Nobody came for a grammar lecture
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Not gonna lie, I sometimes say 'renders' because I know it irritates you. People aren't gonna stop making the mistake. We all know what he's talking about so its best to just say "Thanks for the renders" and call it a day. This is the internet after all. Nobody came for a grammar lecture
Guess I'm just gonna shoot myself then. There's no hope
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Got to see the lobby during OHC. It's quite stunning!







Raw space under construction behind the lobby. You can see some of the iron structure exposed. Sorry about the glare!
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Stunning! What a amazing gem. Hope this reno keeps the OPO going for another century. Thanks for the pictures!
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Stunning! What a amazing gem. Hope this reno keeps the OPO going for another century. Thanks for the pictures!
Buildings like OPO or merch mart should be around for many more centuries. I would hope this renovation lasts longer than 100 years given how much nicer the infrastructure we build in 2018 is than it was in 1918...
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2018, 1:56 PM
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Does anyone know how MM and OPO compare to ESB in terms of SF? Which building is the largest Art Deco building?
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2018, 2:57 PM
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I believe

The Mart - 4 mill sf
Old Main - 2.8 mil sf
ESB - 2.5 mill sf
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Does anyone know how MM and OPO compare to ESB in terms of SF? Which building is the largest Art Deco building?
Merch Mart was the largest building on Earth by square footage until the construction of the Pentagon more than a decade later. It remained the largest privately owned building on Earth for a couple of decades...

It is a giant building, like I said earlier, a true pyramid of our age. It has almost as much SF as the Sears tower (which, as I have said before, remains the largest supertall by floor area by a significant margin).

MM is also interesting from the perspective of it's commercial success, for such an immense structure it has been pretty much fully utilized, sought after space since the day it was built.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2018, 10:08 PM
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I recall hearing that the Mart accounted for something like 10% of the total office space in central Chicago when it first opened in 1930. Not sure if this is accurate, but it sounds like it could be believable. Anyone else hear this as well?
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