Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Chicago's Post Office of the Dead

This is a bit of old news but I thought it a good topic for Halloween.

Fellow blogger, Neal Ungerleider did a post on Gridskipper.com earlier this year about Chicago's old main post office.

He wrote, "Chicago's old main post office lies vacant and abandoned. But one visionary architect, John Ronan is trying his best to turn the old post office into the largest municipal cemetery in the world."

He cites Chicago Reader journalist Lynn Becker who noted that the building looks like a mausoleum and wrote in a very article, "The old post office has been vacant since 1996 and various attempts to turn the space into luxury lofts or a hotel/office complex were scuttled due to a morass of tax regulations and competing claims over the downtown building."

To read Lynn's complete article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM