The Old Chicago Post Office is an iconic piece of architecture getting a second chance at life. Constructed in 1921, this 100-year-old, 13-story Art Deco structure is massive in scale, occupying two city blocks and containing more than 2.5 million square feet (over fifty-seven acres) of floor area. Despite its size, stature, and recognition on the National Register of Historic Buildings, the Old Chicago Post Office fell victim to modernization and sat vacant for almost 50 years.

As part of the initial phase of construction, the developers knew it would be necessary to provide the Post Office community with an attractive and accessible outdoor space where one could experience the outdoors, enjoy contact with nature, host a casual meeting with coworkers and have options for exercise. Leveraging the building’s vast rooftop area of nearly six-acres, The Meadow at the Old Chicago Post Office is one of the nation’s largest 3.5-acre private rooftop gardens offering a wide variety of active and passive amenities enabling the rooftop to become a park unto itself. Read more