State Street sidewalk closed at Adams; feds cite pedestrian danger at buildings it wants to raze
Fences were erected days after Preservation Chicago put the buildings at 202 and 220 S. State St. on its ‘most endangered’ list, calling for efforts to save them.
The buildings they themselves own? Unbelievable.
I want both buildings next to my office razed too. People can see into my window sometimes! It's dangerous!!
I watched a video about these buildings a few weeks ago “The US government wants these buildings gone
The feds want them gone, because they serve as security risk to the federal court building next door. These buildings look down into the court house buildings so it would just be easier for them to knock them down abd leave a vacant lot but critics argue it’s a blow to fleeting examples of original post fire architecture. Created in 1907, these buildings are currently empty as it is from these buildings that u can look into the federal offices and court judge chambers. The safety of the neighboring workers is more important than the architecture in the eyes of the gov’t. Critics argue the buildings could be used for storage. Would hate to see ‘em go
A physical example of what has happened to the post office and other agencies who do work coveted by private business. Under fund until it falls apart and then say it has to go.