April 6, 2020
Uber has halted construction on its 463,000-square-foot space at 601W Cos.’ Old Post Office redevelopment, the Chicago Tribune reported. It’s reportedly Chicago’s first big office buildout to be put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“As a consequence of the current COVID-19 crisis, we are going to temporarily pause construction in Chicago,” an Uber spokeswoman told the Tribune. “While we don’t expect to move until 2021, we don’t anticipate any changes to our strategy or expectations regarding growth in Chicago.”
The new offices will serve as the headquarters for Uber’s freight service, which connects truck drivers with shippers. Currently, San Francisco-based Uber leases about 185,000 square feet across 225 W. Randolph St. and 111 N. Canal St.
A spokeswoman for the Telos Group, which handles leasing at the Old Post Office, told the Tribune that Uber was the first signed tenant at the 2.8-million-square-foot office property to pause construction.
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