GSA Plans Demolition of Low-Rise Flanked by Two Towers on State Street
The U.S. General Services Administration said it would demolish 208-212 S. State St., a three-story building in downtown Chicago, over a four- to six-week period with an anticipated start date of April 14, due to safety concerns. The low-rise property is flanked by two historic towers that have been the focus of preservation efforts.
GSA said a recent conditions assessment found the non-historic building, which has been unoccupied for several years, “is not structurally sound and presents risks, including potential facade collapse that would endanger pedestrians and street traffic.”
This building is flanked by other GSA properties at 202 (Century Building), 214 and 220 (Consumers Building) S. State St. GSA is continuing its discussions with stakeholders on the future of these three buildings, which it said won’t be affected by the demolition.