© Serhii Chrucky
A person standing on a staircase.
A group of people in a large room with art on the walls.
A person walking down a long hallway.
A group of people in a room.
A group of people in a room with large screens.
A man and woman looking at a large piece of art.
A group of people in a gym.
A person standing in front of a fireplace with a couple of women sitting in chairs.
A group of people sitting on a bench in front of a building.
A courtyard with a building and a pool in the background.
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The Post Office

Chicago, Illinois

Through historically minded restoration and repositioning, the long-vacant 2.8 million-square-foot Post Office has been brought back to life as a hub for business and commerce. Restoration of the building’s façade, windows, main lobby, Postmaster-General’s suite, and historic corridors along with the development of world-class tenant amenities. This project is as much about transformation as it is 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 also pursuing LEED certification for the project.