United States Post Office - Loop Station
211 South Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
|Designed by||Ludwig Mies van der Rohe|
- Stories above ground: 1
- Stories below ground: 2
- Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
- Architecture firm: Schmidt, Garden and Erikson
- Architecture firm: C. F. Murphy Associates
- Architecture firm: A. Epstein and Sons
- This is the building where Illinois senators have their offices.
- The entire layout of the Federal Center and its buildings are on a 28-foot square grid.
- 1917: Famed Chicago mobster Al Capone is convicted of tax evasion in a courthouse formerly at this location.
- 1959: Design work begins on this project.
- 1960: Congress authorizes construction to begin on the Federal Center.
- 1965: The old United States Post Office and Courthouse is demolished to make way for this building.
- 1966: Construction begins on this building.
- 1973: Construction is completed.