Office Tower Planned at CUS

A new office tower is being planned for Chicago Union Station along with using some unused areas near the station’s Great Hall.

The office tower will be constructed on Amtrak-owned land south of the depot.

Amtrak officials said money earned from development of the office building will be used for additional station improvements.

This will include reopening upper floors of the station’s headhouse, building a new entrance from Clinton Street, making Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, and opening areas of the station that have been closed to the public for decades.

Riverside Development will build the new office tower, which will have 1.5 million square feet and stand 50 stories high.

A 1.5-acre public park will be developed on the site of a parking garage that the developer plans to buy from Amtrak.

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One Response to “Office Tower Planned at CUS”

  1. Greg Knapp Says:

    If all of that comes to pass, it would be wonderful. Now, can we get a commitment to a national passenger rail strategy which would seek to preserve and enhance national passenger rail? I can only hope.

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