Three buildings in the Chicago Loop Retail Historic District have been renovated into modern, energy-efficient federal office space for the U.S. General Services Administration. The $26 million project built by Mortenson Construction encompassed nearly a half-block of the Loop. Much of the work centered on 10 W. Jackson, the site of the old Bond Department Store, which had been empty for more than five years.
Mortenson gutted the six-story, 131,200 sf building, removing a freight elevator to relocate the main entrance to the north. With the new entrance, the building is better integrated into the federal campus that includes the Dirksen Federal Building, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, and Loop Station Post Office. The project included adding a new roof plumbing and electrical systems, including construction of an electrical vault in the basement.