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U.S. Post Office

Identification

U.S. Post Office
United States Post Office, Old Chicago Main Post Office
117250

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
limestone
applied masonry
light brown
Art Deco

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The Eisenhower Expressway passes right through an opening in the building.
  • This was the largest post office in the world when built.
  • Only the northern corners have 14 stories.
  • Closed in 1996, when it was replaced by a new facility across Harrison Street to the south.
  • One of Chicago's widest highrise buildings, measuring about 798 x 354 feet on the ground.

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More Information

Location

433 West Van Buren Street
60607
U.S.A.

Technical Data

65.53 m
65.53 m
65.53 m
243.16 m
107.85 m
14
1932

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

consultant, facade consultant, structural engineering