Skender recently started interior construction of the 85,000-square-foot headquarters for AbelsonTaylor, a Chicago-based health and wellness advertising agency and the fourth office tenant to lease space in the 2.8-million-square-foot Old Post Office building.
AbelsonTaylor is relocating from its current offices at 33 W. Monroe Street to accommodate growth while reducing overall space. Located on the entire sixth floor of the north building and a portion of the fifth floor of the south building, the new facility will accommodate private offices, workstations, an open collaboration area, conferencing, a break room, storage and intermediate distribution frame (IDF) rooms. The floors will be separated by just a few staircases, essentially functioning as a single office space spanning two floors.
The Telos Group and Cushman & Wakefield brokered AbelsonTaylor’s lease last February. Serving as general contractor, Skender is working in collaboration with HED and Syska Hennessy Group to complete the project by March 2020.
Currently, Skender is the contractor for nearly 500,000 square feet of office space being constructed at the transforming Old Post Office. This includes projects for Walgreens, the first tenant to sign on with 200,000 square feet, and PepsiCo, which recently signed an eight-year, 192,000-square-foot lease in the building.