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By: Bob Mauck and Richard Gee

Under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Great Lakes Region, Ghafari Associates LLC, a full-service architecture, engineering and consulting firm, was selected to design the restoration of the Chicago Federal Center (CFC) Plaza. The Federal Center was designed by Mies van der Rohe in the 1960s and is home to Alexander Calder’s steel sculpture, “The Flamingo.”

Principal buildings at the CFC include the 43 story, 1.2 million square foot John C. Kluczynski Federal Building and Loop Station Post Office as well as the 30 story, 1.4 million square foot Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse and several other buildings.