Developer's plans for old post office is a tall order

July 22, 2011

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The old Chicago post office building could be the sight of a new highrise developement.

Watch out Willis Tower--there may be a new contender for Chicago’s tallest building. British developer Bill Davies has revealed plans to build a 2,00-foot skyscraper at the site of Chicago’s old post office. The complex overlooking the Eisenhower Expressway has its own architectural chops, including a Beaux Arts-inspired lobby. But the new development isn’t a done deal yet. Lee Bey blogs about architecture at wbez.org; he joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the plans.

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