Thursday, June 25, 2009

Could Old Post Office Become Train Station?

We stumbled onto this article in the Sun-Times recently about the old Post Office (that is over Congress) becoming the central train station that the city wants:

"The old post office building would be the perfect central station for high-speed rail, given its unique collection of railroad tracks with access to all of the trunk lines serving Chicago, with indoor parking available for more than 400 automobiles," Hedlund said. He said it's available for express trains to O'Hare Airport, as well as light rail service connecting McCormick Place to Streeterville and Navy Pier, an idea akin to the unbuilt downtown circulator.

Although we don't know how feasible this is, we like the creative thinking. This building has issues, but maybe the city government could actually salvage it. Who knows...

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