The Old Post Office can never seem to get a break. Designed in a style of architecture that was once reviled and now celebrated, downtown planners have had a tenuous relationship with the massive building in the center of the downtown. Once slated for demolition, then renovated into a failed mall back in the absurdly ridiculous mid 1980’s, the Old Post Office now seems to be filled to capacity. But still, downtown planners are attempting to give the building too much responsibility, hoping that it will again magically revitalize downtown and the square around it. The Century Building came down because of the Old Post Office developers–something about people needing parking directly across the street or they wouldn’t come.
The interior is incredible; sporting an atrium dug down into the original basements below the main floor.