Monday, February 9, 2009

In Case You Missed It: Chicago Place mall becoming offices

We didn't mention it here, so in case you missed it: the mall portion of Chicago Place is being turned into offices .
Saks will stay, and the former Talbott's space is still becoming Zara.  And in between the two of them, 11,000 square feet of what used to be the mall lobby will become some other as-yet-unannounced store on Michigan Avenue.  But the rest of the Chicago Place mall is destined to become a cubicle farm.

It will be interesting to see how this is accomplished. The low-impact (and lower cost) way would be to leave the atrium open and have the offices ring it, like the Lloyd's of London headquarters .  But there has been talk in the past of decking over the atrium back when a hotel looked like a better way to go.  We'll see what happens.

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