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munchymunch Mar 14, 2014 9:44 PM

I guess your right even if they were able to demolish it would be a hastle to demolish it over the highway

SamInTheLoop Mar 15, 2014 12:00 AM

Hey guys - so apparently Bill Davies, Garrett Kelleher and Atlas are in serious talks - all evidently prompted to the table by a landmark study by US Equities' Bob Wislow - to move a resurrected Spire to the Post Office site - actually to the center of the post office's existing footprint - don't ask me about the engineering details, as I definitely don't understand it all myself, and I was frankly shocked that IDOT/CDOT would even consider relocating the IKE terminus/Congress - but apparently all systems are indeed 'GO'.....despite my earlier extreme skepticism about both these projects, it turns out that combined they create a virtually unstoppable force - seemingly one of nature........interestingly, this project will be a first ever 'ultra-depth facadectomy', in which at least the first 65' feet of the existing post office building (around the entire exterior) will be preserved - according to the coming PD - in perpetuity....this part of the development will apparently serve as a combo museum to our nation's unsung heroes - our postal carriers - and Chicago's long-awaited first (of many) casino......I don't know about y'all, but I'm 'sure 's shit' looking forward to this one!!!!!

wierdaaron Mar 15, 2014 1:30 AM

....okay...

Why move it from the site they already have? Just so both projects can pool their money? What happens to the Hole? Wouldn't they have to redesign the whole tower given the changes to the base? It kind of sounds like Davies would just be buying the name recognition and cache of "The Spire," which many laypeople know by now, to drum up awareness for his post office dream.

Mister Uptempo Mar 15, 2014 1:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamInTheLoop (Post 6495131)
Hey guys - so apparently Bill Davies, Garrett Kelleher and Atlas are in serious talks - all evidently prompted to the table by a landmark study by US Equities' Bob Wislow - to move a resurrected Spire to the Post Office site - actually to the center of the post office's existing footprint - don't ask me about the engineering details, as I definitely don't understand it all myself, and I was frankly shocked that IDOT/CDOT would even consider relocating the IKE terminus/Congress - but apparently all systems are indeed 'GO'.....despite my earlier extreme skepticism about both these projects, it turns out that combined they create a virtually unstoppable force - seemingly one of nature........interestingly, this project will be a first ever 'ultra-depth facadectomy', in which at least the first 65' feet of the existing post office building (around the entire exterior) will be preserved - according to the coming PD - in perpetuity....this part of the development will apparently serve as a combo museum to our nation's unsung heroes - our postal carriers - and Chicago's long-awaited first (of many) casino......I don't know about y'all, but I'm 'sure 's shit' looking forward to this one!!!!!

You neglected to mention the rainbow pony factory, as well as the high-rise luxury hotel made completely out of ice cream sandwiches.

the urban politician Mar 15, 2014 1:38 AM

^ Uhhh... I think he's just joking

wierdaaron Mar 15, 2014 1:57 AM

But nothing is funny about the old post office. Nothing.

Randomguy34 Mar 15, 2014 2:08 AM

I feel like Sam is trying to tell us that we shouldn't focus our attention to the project again until there is more news (if any) about plans to move this project forward.

Chicago_Forever Mar 15, 2014 2:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamInTheLoop (Post 6495131)
Hey guys - so apparently Bill Davies, Garrett Kelleher and Atlas are in serious talks - all evidently prompted to the table by a landmark study by US Equities' Bob Wislow - to move a resurrected Spire to the Post Office site - actually to the center of the post office's existing footprint - don't ask me about the engineering details, as I definitely don't understand it all myself, and I was frankly shocked that IDOT/CDOT would even consider relocating the IKE terminus/Congress - but apparently all systems are indeed 'GO'.....despite my earlier extreme skepticism about both these projects, it turns out that combined they create a virtually unstoppable force - seemingly one of nature........interestingly, this project will be a first ever 'ultra-depth facadectomy', in which at least the first 65' feet of the existing post office building (around the entire exterior) will be preserved - according to the coming PD - in perpetuity....this part of the development will apparently serve as a combo museum to our nation's unsung heroes - our postal carriers - and Chicago's long-awaited first (of many) casino......I don't know about y'all, but I'm 'sure 's shit' looking forward to this one!!!!!

This is hilarious.:haha:

On a serious note, my gut has always told me that Davis is waiting on the approval of a casino before moving forward. Either that or he's just been bullish(!)ting.

rlw777 Mar 15, 2014 7:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamInTheLoop (Post 6495131)
Hey guys - so apparently Bill Davies, Garrett Kelleher and Atlas are in serious talks - all evidently prompted to the table by a landmark study by US Equities' Bob Wislow - to move a resurrected Spire to the Post Office site - actually to the center of the post office's existing footprint - don't ask me about the engineering details, as I definitely don't understand it all myself, and I was frankly shocked that IDOT/CDOT would even consider relocating the IKE terminus/Congress - but apparently all systems are indeed 'GO'.....despite my earlier extreme skepticism about both these projects, it turns out that combined they create a virtually unstoppable force - seemingly one of nature........interestingly, this project will be a first ever 'ultra-depth facadectomy', in which at least the first 65' feet of the existing post office building (around the entire exterior) will be preserved - according to the coming PD - in perpetuity....this part of the development will apparently serve as a combo museum to our nation's unsung heroes - our postal carriers - and Chicago's long-awaited first (of many) casino......I don't know about y'all, but I'm 'sure 's shit' looking forward to this one!!!!!

I heard about that meeting but I heard that Davies was inspired by the incomplete spire and decided that he would "finish" the art deco post office. He would take the existing pedestal and turn it into the much larger version of the empire state building that it was meant to be.

TSSTaylor Mar 18, 2014 2:00 AM

The Crane at the Post Office location is gone now.

scalziand Mar 18, 2014 2:17 AM

And I thought April was 2 weeks from now.

munchymunch Mar 18, 2014 2:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TSSTaylor (Post 6498439)
The Crane at the Post Office location is gone now.

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2...lose-pose1.jpg

ardecila Mar 18, 2014 2:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamInTheLoop (Post 6495131)
Hey guys - so apparently Bill Davies, Garrett Kelleher and Atlas are in serious talks - all evidently prompted to the table by a landmark study by US Equities' Bob Wislow - to move a resurrected Spire to the Post Office site

Dude, you're two weeks early.

scribblenauts May 1, 2014 2:50 PM

I like the design, but honestly, there are other proposals I'd rather see built in the city (namely the Chicago Spire). If this is going to be built, I'd like to see it dulled down a bit, so these towers don't stand out so jarringly with the rest of Chicago.

munchymunch May 2, 2014 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scribblenauts (Post 6560317)
I like the design, but honestly, there are other proposals I'd rather see built in the city (namely the Chicago Spire). If this is going to be built, I'd like to see it dulled down a bit, so these towers don't stand out so jarringly with the rest of Chicago.

I have to say I do like the most well developed design mabye cut of the spire though

munchymunch May 2, 2014 12:26 PM

And here's a reason thats not going to happen

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/l...g-hot-air.html

sigh....

spyguy May 8, 2014 7:45 PM

Well, now we have something to discuss
 
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/artic...in-post-office

Walgreen looks to move HQ to Old Main Post Office
By Thomas A. Corfman and Greg Hinz May 08, 2014


Walgreen Co. is taking steps to move its headquarters downtown — the old Main Post Office.

Under pressure by some shareholders to move its Deerfield headquarters to Europe, the drug store giant has for months been scouting locations in the Loop, where it would potentially move thousands of jobs.

The company is the largest employer in Deerfield, with 3,500 workers, according to a filing by the northern suburb to bond holders in December 2012. Exactly how many employees would come downtown could not be determined.

k1052 May 8, 2014 7:51 PM

http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/up...f-god-meme.jpg

Vlajos May 8, 2014 7:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spyguy (Post 6570140)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/artic...in-post-office

Walgreen looks to move HQ to Old Main Post Office
By Thomas A. Corfman and Greg Hinz May 08, 2014


Walgreen Co. is taking steps to move its headquarters downtown — the old Main Post Office.

Under pressure by some shareholders to move its Deerfield headquarters to Europe, the drug store giant has for months been scouting locations in the Loop, where it would potentially move thousands of jobs.

The company is the largest employer in Deerfield, with 3,500 workers, according to a filing by the northern suburb to bond holders in December 2012. Exactly how many employees would come downtown could not be determined.

Wow, that would really create a huge hole in the north sububurban office market.

Skyguy_7 May 8, 2014 7:54 PM

^Sweet mother of pearl :runaway:

I took this photo yesterday, admiring the fact that whoever is managing the building cares enough to paint the plywood boarding up the doors.. Or was this done solely for the Dark Knight?
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q...h559-no/14+-+6


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