From Merchandise Warehouse to Data Warehouse: 601 W. Polk

The unadorned exterior makes it easy to overlook, but 601 W. Polk has a long history - and future - in Chicago.

As anyone who has worked with commercial buildings for awhile will tell you, every building takes on a history worth telling about. So when Dan Carey, a board member of the Chief Engineers called us and told us about a building in Chicago’s near south area that was over a century old, we knew that he had found a story waiting to be told.

Dan had recently been appointed Director of Operation at 601 West Polk Street. And while at first glance the unadorned warehouse structure is easy to overlook, as he guided us through the facility and spoke of its history, we found the history of the facility fascinating and its intended future purpose exciting.

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