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sentinel Sep 25, 2020 2:08 PM

Crains had photos of the completed rooftop from a recent article:

https://s3-prod.chicagobusiness.com/...3/IMG_9233.jpg

https://s3-prod.chicagobusiness.com/..._DSC01231.JPEG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...e-rooftop-park
(sorry, always a paywall, just sharing link for reference)

The Sun-Times has an article too with even more images
https://chicago.suntimes.com/busines...-space-tenants

I love that they included an apiary! Gotta support the bees!

SteelMonkey Sep 25, 2020 5:32 PM

^ Never noticed the Chicago grid mural on the elevator shaft of 300 S Wacker. Hiding in plain sight for me.

SIGSEGV Sep 25, 2020 5:44 PM

Hmm, is this going to be visitable at OHC this year? If so, might be one of the first on my list...

Skyguy_7 Sep 25, 2020 6:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteelMonkey (Post 9053677)
^ Never noticed the Chicago grid mural on the elevator shaft of 300 S Wacker. Hiding in plain sight for me.

Yes sir, and it was topic of conversation here in the General Developments when they were painting it. There's a red rectangle where the building is located. Essentially a 300' tall "you are here" map. Beats a big blank wall by a million. :cheers:

ardecila Sep 25, 2020 8:29 PM

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Originally Posted by SIGSEGV (Post 9053691)
Hmm, is this going to be visitable at OHC this year? If so, might be one of the first on my list...

I don't think so. OHC is all self-guided and virtual this year, they will have driving/walking tours but you won't be able to go into any buildings.

This rooftop is technically outdoors, but I don't think they would be able to bring crowds up the elevators safely.

I saw a presentation by some of the project team, they did hint that there might be a public bar/restaurant opening up here in the next few years. IIRC they have reserved space for such a restaurant, you can see portions of the roof are still just gravel.

marothisu Mar 23, 2021 10:01 PM

OPO gets a new tenant


Codal Moves Its HQ to Old Post Office Building, Plans to Double Headcount


https://www.builtinchicago.org/2021/...-office-hiring

Quote:

On Monday, Codal announced that it will be moving its headquarters from 11 E. Hubbard Street in River North to 433 W. Van Buren Street — the address of Chicago’s historic Old Post Office building.

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Codal says the move will give it access to approximately 17,000 additional square feet. It also gives the company access to some major corporate brands as neighbors, including PepsiCo, Uber and Walgreens.

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Codal is expecting to complete the move some time this summer. And in order to fill out its new space, the company plans to go on a hiring spree. Codal says it plans to double its employee headcount, which currently sits at 50+ people. This hiring will take place over the next few years in order to help Codal meet growing customer demand. The company currently has over a dozen open Chicago-based job listings in roles across design, engineering, product and more.

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Codal is a UX design firm that teams up with brands in order to help them perfect their online presence. This involves services like web and mobile development, e-commerce development, establishing a digital strategy, identifying emerging technology and website maintenance. Over 160 companies both large and small have partnered with Codal as customers.

ardecila Mar 24, 2021 5:22 AM

Good news on the new tenants, especially with Uber/Uber Freight scaling back.

OPO is almost done with their riverfront plaza as well, which will allow outdoor dining for the food hall. That should be a nice spot to grab lunch once it opens!

donnie Mar 24, 2021 5:52 PM

i thought i was looking at renders, my god what an amazing job they did!

Stay in the burbs but as soon as i get my shot i'm going to be down there every weekend...

marothisu Apr 7, 2021 1:13 AM

New building permit was just issued yesterday for Uber to build out their office space here to the tune of $55M estimated cost.

Floor 8: South (partial)
Floor 9: South (full)
Floor 10: Southeast (full)
Floor 12: North (full)

Their lease is for around 460K sq ft, but they put up 150K sq ft for sublease. Still building out 310K sq ft which is still pretty large. Definitely large enough for a few thousand people. According to a Sun Times article in February, Uber hasn't really changed their plans for Chicago which still means they want to hire a few thousand people

harryc May 2, 2021 9:47 PM

April 26


Skyguy_7 May 3, 2021 12:56 PM

Gorgeous! Looks like a rendering :cheers:

nomarandlee May 3, 2021 3:00 PM

It is gorgeous. Still anticipating what the outside public areas near the riverwalk and off Clinton will look like though. As well as what the long-term plans for the annex on the south side will be.

I would think that signed leases have surpassed expectations, I would hope there is no reason to cheap out on those areas.

IrishIllini May 3, 2021 8:04 PM

Looks like an airport in Sim City, but the shots I've seen from the actual rooftop are much nicer.

jbermingham123 May 4, 2021 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by IrishIllini (Post 9268461)
Looks like an airport in Sim City, but the shots I've seen from the actual rooftop are much nicer.

Business Commuters Clamour For Airport Glamour!

left of center May 4, 2021 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 9267575)
April 26


Awesome shot Harry!

When is that craptastic suburban Holiday Inn going to bite the dust? It's demise seems to get closer every year... that land is too valuable to be 80% parking lot/20% exurban-style motel...

ardecila May 5, 2021 2:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nomarandlee (Post 9268095)
It is gorgeous. Still anticipating what the outside public areas near the riverwalk and off Clinton will look like though. As well as what the long-term plans for the annex on the south side will be.

I would think that signed leases have surpassed expectations, I would hope there is no reason to cheap out on those areas.

The Canal St-side plaza will need to wait until the city rebuilds the crumbling viaduct it sits on. Every year they say it will happen but it keeps getting pushed back. I think there is TIF money allocated from the Rahm days to pay for the landscaping part of the project, but it will be controlled and managed by the owners of OPO.

aaron38 Jul 12, 2021 1:44 AM

Speaking of tech jobs downtown, one of my engineers just got poached by Milwaukee Tools. I asked if he was moving to WI, and he said they’re opening up a new office in the OPO. I don’t know how many employees. Another win. Had that been reported?

LouisVanDerWright Jul 12, 2021 2:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aaron38 (Post 9337360)
Speaking of tech jobs downtown, one of my engineers just got poached by Milwaukee Tools. I asked if he was moving to WI, and he said they’re opening up a new office in the OPO. I don’t know how many employees. Another win. Had that been reported?

I believe I read somewhere that Milwaukee Tool was opening some kind of engineering office here.

Also just bought a new impact driver and drill set from them last weekend and they are manufacturered in Mexico now instead of China. Big time win for their quality IMO and for the ongoing restoring of manufacturing chains to North America...

Randomguy34 Jul 12, 2021 3:02 AM

Has Chicago finally crossed the tipping point for attracting tech jobs? It feels like every week for the past 2 months there's been a relocation/branch announcement in Fulton Market/West Loop

emathias Jul 12, 2021 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Randomguy34 (Post 9337405)
Has Chicago finally crossed the tipping point for attracting tech jobs? It feels like every week for the past 2 months there's been a relocation/branch announcement in Fulton Market/West Loop

What are you even talking about? Chicago has had a strong tech scene for decades. Comparing it to the Bay Area isn't really a reasonable comparison, but by almost any other measure Chicago more than holds its own when it comes to tech, and has for decades.


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