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August 4, 2021

Culture at a Massive Scale

The Old Chicago Post Office is a massive building spanning 2.5 million square feet across three city blocks, all of which stood unused and nearly derelict for over twenty years. The prospect of restoring the building to its former glory was continually dimmed by the immensity of it. There are not many construction outfits with both the appetite and capability to tackle a project of that scope. In the end, the daunting job of renovating the cavernous building was undertaken by BEAR Construction Company. A family business started by three brothers in 1984, BEAR Construction insists on treating every aspect of their business with the same culture of family it began with.