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Plan for old post office: A suburban throwback, and a pipe dream

Jul 23, 2011 12:17:41 AM- chicagotribune.com
$3.5 billion proposal calls for mall-like retail, lacks imagination

There is so much financial fantasy in a British developer's $3.5 billion plan for redeveloping 20 acres including the old Chicago post office building that the proposal seems straight out of Disney. A 2,000-foot skyscraper? Acres of retail space? In this economy? One thinks of Noel Coward's famous line about mad dogs and Englishmen going out in the midday sun.


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