Old Post Office –
Location: Chicago, IL
Space Type: Real Estate
Size: 9,172 sq ft
Project Management Firm: Jones Lang LaSalle
Architecture & Design Firm: Eastlake Studio
Teknion, SitOnIt, Andreu World, Article, Blu Dot, CB2, Falcon, Metal Arc, Pottery Barn, Turf, West Elm, Article, Anthropologie, Lulu & Georgia, Meyer Wells and Burke Decor
Photography: Kendall McCaugherty at Hall + Merrick Photographers
One hundred years after its initial completion, the Old Chicago Post Office has certainly transformed—from its inhabitants to its purpose—but the industrial integrity has undoubtedly been preserved. Previously a monumental hub of national distribution, our client had visions of the same scale to repurpose the second floor of 433 W Van Buren into viable and vibrant tenant space.
Upholding architectural details, such as the spiraling mail chute and concrete columns, Eastlake Studio provided phenomenal inspiration for our team to support. Pieces such as the dark carbon Wyeth Media Console and Carrara marble Super Swoval Coffee Table complement the motif of the era. Teknion Interpret™ desking propels the functionality of the workspace into the present, while offering versatility for a multitude of potential tenants. With Eastlake’s direction, we employed a wide range of furnishings, allowing us to adhere to—and arrive under—our client’s targeted budget.
Telos Group Leasing Director, Daniel A. Heckman, states, “Office Revolution’s collaboration on our second-floor spec suites at The Old Post Office have helped us realize our vision of having move-in ready spaces at a variety of sizes. We have already seen significant momentum in leasing these spaces, with our first lease finalized just weeks after the space was delivered.”
As we and our partners strive to emphasize sustainability and accessibility, it’s opportunities such as this that allow us to shine a light on historic treasures and the possibility of new beginnings.